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File #: Int 1379-2016    Version: Name: Prohibiting discrimination in public contracting.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 11/29/2016
Enactment date: 12/1/2017 Law number: 2017/223
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in public contracting
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Rosie Mendez, Corey D. Johnson, Donovan J. Richards, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would make it unlawful for a city agency to deny any person a public contracting opportunity because of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or alienage or citizenship status.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1379-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1379, 3. Int. No. 1379, 4. November 29, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 4/27/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/27/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/27/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1379-A - 10/25/17, 9. Committee Report 10/26/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/26/17, 11. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-17, 13. Int. No. 1379-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 223, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/1/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2017ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017ARitchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Contracts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1379-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Crowley, Mendez, Johnson, Richards, Rodriguez, Menchaca, Kallos and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in public contracting

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 6-129.1 to read as follows:

§ 6-129.1 Nondiscrimination in public contracting. a. For purposes of this section, the term “contract” means  any  agreement,  purchase  order  or  other instrument whereby the city is committed to expend or does expend funds in return for goods,  services or construction.

b. It is unlawful for an agency to deny a contract because of the actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or alienage or citizenship status of the owners of the bidder or proposer.

c. This section does not prohibit any agency from giving preference in the award of a contract to bidders or proposers owned by persons protected by the provisions of this section, when such preference is required or permitted by any law or regulation of the United States, the state of New York or the city of New York.

d. A bidder or proposer who believes that a violation of the requirements of this section has occurred may protest an agency determination pursuant to the rules of the procurement policy board.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately. 

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