Raises the threshold amount required for a project to be subject to competitive bidding from one hundred thousand to two hundred fifty thousand.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the threshold amount of requiring a project to be subject to competitive bidding
PURPOSE: To allow municipalities the flexibility to waive taxes levied on the property of a neighboring municipal electric company.
SUMMARY: Section 1 amends Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Chapter 10-C of the Highway law to increase the dollar amount for which competitive bidding is required for annual local assistance allocations.
Section 2 provides this act shall take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Regular incremental raises in the competitive bidding threshold for highway projects are necessary to compensate for increases in inflation as well as material, transportation, labor and other costs.
By current law, the local assistance funds allocated for local street or highway projects under this subdivision in the Highway Law are used to undertake work on projects either with the municipality's own forces or by contract. When the estimate for the contract work exceeds $100,000 the work must be performed by contract let by competitive bid in accordance with the provisions for competitive bidding in the General Municipal Law.
This bill would increase the amount for which work must be contracted through a competitive bid from $100,000 to $250,000.
The last increase in the competitive bidding threshold was done in the mid 1980's to bring the threshold up from $70,000 to the current $100,000 level. Another increase is overdue.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.1139 of 2008 - Referred to Transportation S.1139 of 2007 - Referred to Transportation S.4917 of 2006 - Referred to Transportation S.4917 of 2005 - Referred to Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4715 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 15, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the threshold amount of requiring a project to be subject to competitive bidding THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 4 of section 10-c of the high- way law, as amended by chapter 413 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: (e) Funds allocated for local street or highway projects under this subdivision shall be used to undertake work on a project either with the municipality's own forces or by contract, provided however, that whenev- er the estimate for the construction contract work exceeds
[one]TWO hundred FIFTY thousand dollars such work must be performed by contract let by competitive bid in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred three of the general municipal law. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10275-01-1