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A04043 Summary:

BILL NOA04043
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03545
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSRMitaynes, Simone, Gonzalez-Rojas, Gallagher, Shrestha, Septimo, Seawright, Aubry, De Los Santos, Mamdani
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §1269-b, Pub Auth L
 
Requires the metropolitan transportation authority to publish certain information pertaining to capital project data for projects that are committed for construction on the capital program dashboard maintained by the authority on the authority's website; requires sources of funding to be specified.
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A04043 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4043
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the metropolitan transportation authority to publish certain information pertaining to capital project data for projects that are committed for construction on the capital program dashboard   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires the metropolitan transit authority to include additional infor- mation regarding capital projects on the "Capital Program Dashboard" on the authority's website.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1269-b of the public authorities law to add the following new requirements for the MTA's Capital Program Dashboard for each project: a listing of all contract numbers, vendors, and contrac- tors; all sources of funding for the project; and coding regarding whether the project is related to accessibility or resiliency. Section 1 also provides definitions for fund sources, accessibility, and resilien- cy for purposes of the legislation and clarifies plain language require- ments for the dashboard.   JUSTIFICATION: While there have been increased efforts by the MTA to expand transparen- cy on how they are allocating funds in their operating and capital budg- ets, it is still not enough. The MTA provides a wealth of information on capital projects, contractors, and spending, but it is scattered through dozens of documents (often PDFs), making it difficult for the public to connect the dots to see for themselves how their taxpayer and fare dollars are being spent. The capital dashboard is currently the MTA's central repository for capital project information, and can be improved with more complete data about projects, including their finances. This legislation mandates that the MTA post a listing of all contract numbers, vendors, and contractors associated with the project, all sources of funding for projects, and coding regarding whether the project is related to accessibility or sustainability. In addition, in the bill accessibility projects are specified as regarding elevators, escalators, or compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, resiliency is defined by the MTA in its twenty-year needs assessments and definitions must be provided in the data dictionary.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
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A04043 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4043
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 9, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          metropolitan transportation authority to publish  certain  information
          pertaining to capital project data for projects that are committed for
          construction on the capital program dashboard
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subparagraphs (vii) and (viii) and the closing paragraph of
     2  paragraph (d) of subdivision 2-a of section 1269-b of the public author-
     3  ities law, as added by section 1 of part LLL of chapter 58 of  the  laws
     4  of  2022,  is amended and three new subparagraphs (ix), (x), (xi) and an
     5  undesignated paragraph are added to read as follows:
     6    (vii) budget information including the original budget at the time  of
     7  project  commitment  when  scope and budget are defined, all amendments,
     8  the current budget and planned annual allocations; [and]
     9    (viii) a schedule for project delivery including original, amended and
    10  current start and completion dates as projects develop at each phase[.];
    11    (ix) a listing of all contract numbers, vendors, and contractors asso-
    12  ciated with the project;
    13    (x) all sources of funding for the project; and
    14    (xi) coding regarding whether the project is related to  accessibility
    15  or resiliency.
    16    For the purposes of this paragraph, sources of funding shall be speci-
    17  fied  as from the state of New York, the federal government, the city of
    18  New York, or any other relevant source. Funding from the  state  of  New
    19  York shall further specify whether it has been obtained from the central
    20  business district tolling lockbox as established by section five hundred
    21  fifty-three-j  of this chapter or any successor fund or account provided
    22  by law. Accessibility shall mean projects regarding  elevators,  escala-
    23  tors  or other projects related to compliance with the federal Americans
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04144-01-3

        A. 4043                             2
 
     1  with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and corresponding guidelines.
     2  Resiliency shall have the same meaning as defined by  the  authority  in
     3  its  twenty-year  needs assessment released in two thousand twenty-three
     4  as  required  by subdivision c of section twelve hundred sixty-nine-c of
     5  this title.
     6    The status of projects shall be provided and state the  current  phase
     7  of  the  project,  such as planning, design, construction or completion,
     8  and shall state how far  the  project  has  progressed  as  measured  in
     9  percentage by expenditure. The dashboard shall measure progress based on
    10  original budgets at the time of project commitment when scope and budget
    11  are  defined.  At  a  minimum, all changes to planned budgets of greater
    12  than ten percent, significant project scope or a  three  month  or  more
    13  change  in schedule shall be provided in narrative form and describe the
    14  reason for each change or amendment. The dashboard shall include a glos-
    15  sary or data dictionary which contains plain  language  descriptions  of
    16  the  data,  including individual project data, and any other information
    17  provided on the dashboard. The authority shall provide a  definition  of
    18  resiliency  in  the  glossary or data dictionary. The dashboard shall be
    19  updated, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis, and all data fields  avail-
    20  able  on  the  dashboard  shall  be  made  available for download on the
    21  authority's website in a single tabular data file in a  common,  machine
    22  readable  format. Capital dashboard data shall also be made available on
    23  the data.ny.gov website or such other successor website  maintained  by,
    24  or  on behalf of, the state, as deemed appropriate by the New York state
    25  office of information technology services under executive  order  number
    26  ninety-five of two thousand thirteen, or any successor agency or order.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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