Authorizes a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities, including, but not limited to, liability and motor vehicle insurance.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Espaillat
Excused (2): Perkins, Ranzenhofer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities
To reduce costs of commodities and services to authorized agencies an local service providers in the aging network.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision 11 to section 203 of the elder law, to authorize the state office for the aging to coordinate, encourage, and cooperate in the of a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities, including but not limited to liability and vehicle insurance and gasoline on behalf of entities, programs, and services for the aging over which it has jurisdiction, oversight, or other contractual relationship. The agency is also required to develop a process to work with OGS to bring these agencies into the non-state agency services and commodities purchasing program through centralized contracts.
The ability to pool purchasing requests for services, commodities, automobile and liability insurance and other items should result in lower costs for those entities under the jurisdiction of SOFA. Note that this does not require that SOFA establish a pool, only that it help in the creation of such pool or pools.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6964 - 2007-08 Referred to Aging,Committed to Rules S.2026 - 2009-10 Referred to Aging, Committed to Rules S.2174 - 2091 Referred to Aging, Referred to Finance 2012 - Passed Senate
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4875 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 29, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, AVELLA, GRIFFO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 203 of the elder law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. IN ADDITION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWO OF THIS TITLE, THE OFFICE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO COORDINATE AND ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF, AND/OR COOPERATE WITH NOT-FOR-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT OR PUBLIC ENTITIES, ON BEHALF OF AGING SERVICES ENTITIES, DEFINED, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING OVER WHICH THE OFFICE HAS JURISDICTION, OVERSIGHT, OR OTHER CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP, FOR THE OPERATION OF A PURCHASING OR POOLED PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN SERVICES AND COMMODITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIABILITY AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE, AND MOTOR FUEL, AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE OFFICE AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE ADVI- SORY COMMITTEE FOR THE AGING AND OTHERS. THE OFFICE SHALL ALSO DEVELOP A PROCESS WITH THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES TO PURCHASE COMMODITIES, SERVICES, AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGH THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES' CENTRALIZED CONTRACTS ON BEHALF OF SUCH AGING SERVICES ENTITIES, PURSU- ANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, AND, ANY OTHER PROVISION OF ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, SUCH AGING SERVICES ENTITIES SHALL BE DEEMED NON-STATE AGENCY PURCHAS- ERS, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (XII) OF PARAGRAPH K OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE STATE FINANCE 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. LBD02642-03-3