Bill S4825-2013

Relates to including certain information in the study of minority and women-owned business enterprise programs

Relates to including certain information in the study of minority and women-owned business enterprise programs.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jun 21, 2013: RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 21, 2013: RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 21, 2013: SUBSTITUTION RECONSIDERED
  • May 7, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A2387
  • May 6, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.560
  • May 6, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S4825

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to including certain information in the study of minority and women-owned business enterprise programs

PURPOSE: Relates to including certain information in the study of minority and women-owned business enterprise programs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 312-a of the executive law to add additional information to be included in the disparity study authorized in section 312-a of the executive law. The bill would also add additional topics such as the effectiveness of the current net worth thresholds and the extent of compliance with the current minority and women-owned business enterprise regulations by state agencies and authorities.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Adding additional topics such as the effectiveness of the current net worth thresholds and the extent of compliance of the minority and women-owned business enterprise regulations by state agencies and authorities will provide a more comprehensive framework to develop and implement state policy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendments to paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section 312-a of the executive law, made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4825 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 25, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to including certain information in the study of minority and women-owned business enter- prise programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 312-a of the executive law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (b) to determine whether there is a disparity between the number of qualified minorities and women ready, willing and able, with respect to labor markets, qualifications and other relevant factors, to participate in contractor employment, management level bodies, including boards of directors, and as senior executive officers within contracting entities and the number of such group members actually employed or affiliated with state contractors in the aforementioned capacities, and to deter- mine what changes, if any, should be made to state policies affecting minority and women group populations with regard to state contractors' employment and appointment practices relative to diverse group members. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the history of minority and women-owned business enterprise programs and their effectiveness as a means of securing and ensuring participation by minorities and women, [and] a disparity analysis by market area and region of the state, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CURRENT NET WORTH THRESH- OLDS, A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PARTICIPATION OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES CORRELATED WITH SUCH BUSINESS ENTER- PRISES' NET WORTH, WHETHER MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTER- PRISES' NET WORTH AT THE TIME OF CERTIFICATION HAS ANY EFFECT ON SUCH BUSINESS ENTERPRISE'S SUCCESS OR LACK THEREOF IN PARTICIPATION IN STATE- WIDE PROCUREMENT, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REGULATIONS ADOPTED SINCE THE
TWO THOUSAND TEN DISPARITY STUDY, THE EXTENT OF COMPLIANCE BY STATE AGENCIES AND STATE AUTHORITIES WITH SUCH REGULATIONS, AN ANALYSIS OF THE NUMBER OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES SEEKING CERTIF- ICATION SINCE THE TWO THOUSAND TEN DISPARITY STUDY, AND THE REASONS, IF ANY, FOR ANY INCREASE OR DECREASE IN SUCH CERTIFICATIONS. Such study shall distinguish between minority males, minority females and non-mi- nority females in the statistical analysis. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendments to paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section 312-a of the executive law, made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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