Relates to the construction of certain facilities for the New York city housing authority.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Espaillat, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the construction of certain facilities for the New York city housing authority
PURPOSE: To amend the public authorities law by authorizing the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to enter into contracts for construction related services with the New York City Housing Authority.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1678 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to authorize the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to enter into contracts for construction related services with the New York City Housing Authority.
JUSTIFICATION: The New York Housing Authority ("NYCHA") spends over $300 million annually for capital projects throughout its 335 developments in New York city. Several of these projects involve rather complex engineering issues associated with an aging infrastructure. This bill would allow NYCHA to contract with the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York ("DASNY") to assist in the development of these projects.
DASNY oversees a portfolio of construction projects worth more than $6 billion. For more than a decade DASNY has acted as a construction manager for municipalities and their agencies throughout the state. They offer a full range of construction phases. DASNY handles day-to-day construction coordination issues and interpretations of contract documents.
Due to years of Federal and local under funding NYCHA's total capital project needs exceed $500 million. In order to meet those needs NYCHA will have to be creative and find ways to do more with fewer public dollars. Having the ability to work with DASNY will give NYCHA a tool to achieve this goal.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPACT ON STATE: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7523--A IN SENATE May 31, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the construction of certain facilities for the New York city housing authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1678 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows: 28. TO ENTER INTO A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, PURSUANT TO WHICH ONE OR MORE FACILITIES OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK ARE TO BE CONSTRUCTED, RECONSTRUCTED, DEMOLISHED, IMPROVED, MODERNIZED, RENOVATED OR EXPANDED FOR SUCH AUTHORITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16026-03-2