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File #: Int 1028-2013    Version: * Name: Establishment of an M/WBE advisory board.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 4/9/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an M/WBE advisory board.
Sponsors: Letitia James, Charles Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Sara M. Gonzalez, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Gale A. Brewer, Robert Jackson
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Int. No. 1028
 
By Council Members James, Barron, Chin, Comrie, Dickens, Ferreras, Gonzalez, Koo, Koppell, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Rose, Vann, Williams, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Brewer and Jackson
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an M/WBE advisory board.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section       1.  Section 129 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 1 of 2013, is amended by adding a new subdivision s to read as follows:
s.        Advisory Board.  
(1)      There shall be an advisory board that shall assess and make specific recommendations to the mayor and council to improve the program to enhance participation by minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in city procurement.
(2)      Such advisory board shall consist of twelve members as follows:
(a)      Nine members shall be MBEs or WBEs or shall have experience advocating on behalf of MBEs or WBEs.  Five such members shall be appointed by the mayor; four such members shall be appointed by the speaker of the council.
(b)      The director, the city chief procurement officer, and the commissioner, or their respective designees, shall serve ex officio.
(c)       At its first meeting, the advisory board shall select a chairperson from among its members by majority vote of the advisory board.
(3)      Each member, other than members serving in an ex officio capacity, shall serve for a term of 2 years to begin upon the appointment of the final member of the advisory board.  Appointments for subsequent terms shall be made in the manner set forth in subparagraph (a) of this paragraph.  Any vacancies in the membership of the advisory board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.  A person filling such vacancy shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term of the succeeded member.
(4)      No member of the advisory board shall be removed from office except for cause and upon notice and hearing by the appropriate appointing official.
(5)      Members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation and shall meet as necessary.
(6)      The board shall meet no less often than every three months, unless the board determines otherwise, but in no event shall the board meet less often than every six months.
(7)      At the conclusion of each term, the advisory board shall issue a report to the mayor and council evaluating the program to enhance participation by minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in city procurement and, as applicable, making specific recommendations to improve such program.
ยง2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
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