Bill S7732-2013

Extends certain provisions relating to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority

Extends certain provisions relating to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority.

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  • Jun 20, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A9718
  • Jun 20, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1680
  • Jun 20, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 3, 2014: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S7732

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority; and to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the public authorities law and other laws relating to establishing the New York city school construction authority, in relation to extending certain provisions of such chapter relating to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority

PURPOSE: Extends the New York City School Construction Authority's exemption from Section 101 of the General Municipal Law (known as the Wicks Law), which is set to expire on June 30, 2014, for an additional five (5) years.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Subdivision 1 of Section 1735 of the public authorities law to extend the exemption of the New York City School Construction Authority's ("SCA") from section 101 of the General Municipal Law to June 30, 2019.

Section two of the bill amends Section 19 of Chapter 738 of the Laws of 1988 to extend the exemption of the SCA from Section 101 of the General Municipal Law to June 30, 2019.

Section three of the bill provides that the Act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION: The SCA has been exempt from Section 101 of the General Municipal Law since 1988. The exemption is necessary to ongoing construction projects that the city's school construction authority is undertaking to address overcrowding in public schools. If the exemption lapses, the school construction authority will have to suspend its operations and project labor agreements with the construction unions. This disruption will delay the creation of new public school seats and leave New York City school children in overcrowded public schools.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS: None noted.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2014.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7732 IN SENATE June 3, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority; and to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the public authorities law and other laws relating to establishing the New York city school construction authority, in relation to extending certain provisions of such chapter relating to certain contracts of the New York city school construction authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1735 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph b of subdivision one of section seventeen hundred thirty-four of this title, the award of construction contracts by the authority between July first, nineteen hundred eighty-nine and June thirtieth, two thousand [fourteen] NINETEEN, shall not be subject to the provisions of section one hundred one of the general municipal law. S 2. Section 19 of chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the public authorities law and other laws relating to the New York city school construction author- ity, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 19. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the provisions of subdivision 6 of section 209 of the civil service law, as added by section four of this act, shall expire and be deemed repealed on and after June 30, 1995, and further provided that the provisions of section 1735 of the public authorities law, as added by section fourteen of this act, shall expire and be deemed repealed on June 30, [2014] 2019. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2014.

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