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A06088 Summary:

BILL NOA06088
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORBichotte Hermelyn
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §8-d, St Fin L
 
Relates to reporting on agency minority- and women-owned business development contracts and spending.
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A06088 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6088
 
SPONSOR: Bichotte Hermelyn
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to reports on agency minority and women-owned business development contracts and spending   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to report on minority and women-owned busi- ness development contracts and spending, which will be published by the State Comptroller on an annual basis.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would require the State comptroller to report on agency minor- ity and women-owned business development contracts and spending. Such report shall be interactive for its users as an online transparency tool, including an intuitive dashboard approach that combines a series of graphs and user friendly tables. Such report shall include the amount of money contracted to each state agency and shall be further broken down into the following four categories: Asian American, Black Ameri- can, Hispanic American, and women. It will also include the number of prime contractors, subcontractors, as well as the contract values given to each prime contractors and subcontractors. All reportable data shall be published annually by fiscal and calendar year and shall provide for comparison between years.   JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of this bill is to require the State Comptroller to annually share and publish MWBE data with the public in an interactive and acces- sible way and will be broken down by contract amount given to each state agency, and further broken down by race and gender. It will also include the number of prime contractors, number of subcontractors, and contract values given to each prime, and subcontractor. Lastly, it will provide a comparison of data between years to see how the data is trending.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A1540; Referred to government operations 2017-18: A427; Referred to government operations 2015-16: A9775   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06088 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6088
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 10, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to reports on  agency
          minority and women-owned business development contracts and spending
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  8-d to read as follows:
     3    §  8-d. Report on agency minority and women-owned business development
     4  contracts  and  spending.  The  comptroller  is  hereby  authorized  and
     5  directed  to  publish,  and  make  publicly  available on its website, a
     6  report on agency minority and women-owned business development contracts
     7  and spending. Such report shall be interactive  for  its  users,  as  an
     8  online transparency tool, including an intuitive dashboard approach that
     9  combines  a  series  of  graphs  and user-friendly tables, that provides
    10  access to subcontractor and minority and women-owned business enterprise
    11  spending and contract information pursuant to this section. Such  report
    12  shall  include  the  amount of money contracted to each state agency and
    13  such amount shall be further broken down into the following four catego-
    14  ries: Asian American, Black  American,  Hispanic  American,  and  women.
    15  Such report shall also include the total number of prime contractors and
    16  subcontractors  used  as  well  as  the  amount  of  money spent on each
    17  contract or contracts. All reportable data shall be  published  annually
    18  by  fiscal  and  calendar  year and shall provide for comparison between
    19  years.  The website shall feature the current calendar and  fiscal  year
    20  report  information  and  archive  all previous calendar and fiscal year
    21  reports, beginning with the year two thousand thirteen, which  shall  be
    22  easy  for  users to access.  The website shall be developed and designed
    23  to allow users to search various combinations  of  data  requests  in  a
    24  single  report,  with  the ability to disaggregate data. The comptroller
    25  shall consult with the comptroller of New York city regarding the devel-
    26  opment and design of the website and shall provide comparable report and
    27  data organization for its website.
    28    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07308-01-1
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