Encourages participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in housing, urban renewal and urban development action area project contracts.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Hassell-Thomps, Parker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to encouraging participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in housing, urban renewal, and urban development action area projects
PURPOSE: This bill is intended to provide greater opportunity for women and minority-owned businesses to participate in developing affordable housing within New York City.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill would amend General Municipal Law § 694(1), which already authorizes steps to encourage involvement of minority owned business enterprises in urban development projects, to add reference to women-owned business enterprises.
Section 2 adds a new section to the New York City Administrative Code providing that notwithstanding any general or special state or local law, any agency making a loan or disposing of property pursuant to the Private Housing Finance Law or Articles 15 or 16 of the General Municipal Law may implement such measures as are appropriate and consistent with the equal protection clause to facilitate and encourage meaningful participation by minority or women-owned enterprises.
Section 3 of this bill provides that the bill will take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: The City of New York is interested in implementing programs to address the underutilization of both women-owned and minority-owned business enterprises in development opportunities as was recently verified in a disparity study conducted by the City. The General Municipal Law currently explicitly provides for such programs only with respect to minority-owned businesses, and only with respect to projects in urban development action areas designated under General Municipal Law section 693, which is contained in Article 16 of the General Municipal Law. This bill would broaden the authority of municipalities by authorizing them to implement measures with respect to projects in urban development action areas related to women owned businesses as well as minority owned businesses. In addition, this bill would authorize the City of New York to implement measures as described above in connection with loans and property dispositions pursuant to the Private Housing Finance Law or Article 15 or 16 of the General Municipal Law.
Accordingly, the Mayor urges the earliest possible favorable consideration of this proposal by the Legislature.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5928 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE August 30, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to encouraging participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in housing, urban renewal, and urban development action area projects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 694 of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 486 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows: 1. Following or in conjunction with the designation of an area or the waiver of an area designation pursuant to section six hundred ninety- three of this article, the agency shall prepare or cause to be prepared, with provisions which, where appropriate, are expressly designed to encourage and stimulate businesses experienced in the development of one to four family low-rise residential structures or minority
[owned]OR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS enterprises in proposed projects, a project summary for a proposed urban development action area project. S 2. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-120 to read as follows: S 4-120 MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. NOTWITHSTAND- ING ANY PROVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY AGENCY OF THE CITY MAKING A LOAN OR DISPOSING OF PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THE PRIVATE HOUSING FINANCE LAW, OR ARTICLE FIFTEEN OR SIXTEEN OF THE GENERAL MUNIC- IPAL LAW MAY IMPLEMENT SUCH MEASURES AS ARE APPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT WITH THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION BY MINORITY OR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11757-01-3