Increases membership on the state procurement council to include a member of a not-for-profit organization representing the agricultural interests in the state.
Ayes (57): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (5): Farley, Hassell-Thomps, Libous, Oppenheimer, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to membership on the state procurement council
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 161 of the State Finance Law is amended to increase membership on the state's procurement council from 20 to 21 members. The member, who will be selected by the governor, shall be a representative of a not-for-profit, New York-based organization engaged in the marketing and/or promotion of New York-based grown farm and agricultural products. The member may also be a representative of a not-for-profit New Yorkbased organization engaged solely in the advocacy, marketing and/or promotion of organic New York grown farm and agricultural products. The member appointed by the governor will serve a two year term.
JUSTIFICATION: New York's number one industry is agriculture yet there is no one person designated under current law to represent the State's agricultural community on the State's procurement Council. Existing members include the commissioner of the Office of General Services, State Comptroller, Director of Budget, Chief Diversity Officer or their respective designees, and seven members who are the heads of other large and small state agencies chosen by the Governor or the Governor's designees.
The Procurement Council is established under Article XI, Section 161 of the State Finance Law. It is responsible for the study, analysis and development of recommendations to improve State procurement policy and practices, and for development and issuance of guidelines governing State agency procurement.
In an effort to increase the procurement of agricultural products grown and processed in New York, It is important and necessary to include on the council a member of a not-for-profit, New York-based organization to appropriately represent the interests of New York's agricultural communities.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4855--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 27, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, DILAN, GALLIVAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, OPPENHEIMER, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to membership on the state procurement council THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 161 of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: a. The state procurement council shall continuously strive to improve the state's procurement process. Such council shall consist of
[twenty]TWENTY-ONE members, including the commissioner, the state comptroller, the director of the budget, the chief diversity officer and the commis- sioner of economic development, or their respective designees; seven members who shall be the heads of other large and small state agencies chosen by the governor, or their respective designees; ONE MEMBER, APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, REPRESENTING A NOT-FOR-PROFIT NEW YORK-BASED ORGANIZATION ENGAGED IN THE MARKETING AND/OR PROMOTION OF NEW YORK GROWN FARM AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT NEW YORK-BASED ORGAN- IZATION ENGAGED SOLELY IN THE ADVOCACY, MARKETING AND/OR PROMOTION OF ORGANIC NEW YORK GROWN FARM AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO BE LIMITED TO A TWO YEAR TERM; and eight at large members appointed as follows: three appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one of whom shall be a representative of local government and one of whom shall be a repre- sentative of private business; three appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of local government andEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10622-07-2 S. 4855--A 2
one of whom shall be a representative of private business; one appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and, one appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; and two non-voting observers appointed as follows: one appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one appointed by the speaker of the assembly. The non-voting observers shall be provided, contemporaneously, all documentation and materials distrib- uted to members. The council shall be chaired by the commissioner and shall meet at least quarterly. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.