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File #: Int 1633-2017    Version: Name: Requiring DOI to complete vendor name checks for city vendors 30 days prior to the commencement of a contract.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Oversight and Investigations
On agenda: 6/6/2017
Enactment date: 1/11/2018 Law number: 2018/044
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to completion by the department of investigation of city vendor name checks
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Helen K. Rosenthal, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Bill Perkins, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Investigations to conduct vendor name checks thirty days prior to the commencement of a contract with the city.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1633-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1633, 3. Int. No. 1633, 4. June 6, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/19/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/19/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/19/17, 8. Hearing Testimony - Reclaim New York, 9. Hearing Testimony - Citizens Union of the City of New York, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1633-A - 12/12/17, 11. Committee Report 12/7/17, 12. Hearing Transcript 12/7/17, 13. December 11, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-17, 15. Int. No. 1633-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 44, 19. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/17/2018AVincent J. Gentile City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/2018AVincent J. Gentile Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017AVincent J. Gentile Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017AVincent J. Gentile City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017AVincent J. Gentile City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017AVincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1633-A

 

By Council Members Gentile, Rosenthal, Crowley, Perkins, Menchaca and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to completion by the department of investigation of city vendor name checks

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

     

Section 1. Section 335 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:

§ 335 Centralized evaluation of contractor integrity, performance, and capability.

a. The mayor may evaluate the integrity, performance, and capability of entities that contract with the city, are seeking to contract with the city, or may seek to contract with the city. The mayor may designate one or more agencies to participate in such efforts. The evaluations of the mayor and any agency designated by the mayor may include conclusions regarding whether the entity should be considered a responsible contractor. The mayor and any agency designated by the mayor may make such evaluations and conclusions available to agencies and the public through a centralized data base.

b. Where evaluation pursuant to subdivision a of this section or other applicable rules and procedures includes a determination by the department of investigation of whether an entity that contracts with the city, seeks to contract with the city, or may seek to contract with the city, or any individual affiliated with such entity, is currently or has ever been, within a relevant timeframe the subject of an investigation by such department, such department shall, to the extent practicable, submit such determination to the relevant agency at least 30 days prior to the anticipated commencement of the contract. However, such department may exercise its discretion with respect to the release of information that may affect the integrity of an ongoing investigation or may be subject to confidentiality requirements imposed by law or agreements with other law enforcement agencies. Such department shall provide an explanation to an agency if its review is not completed within thirty calendar days of the request. This subdivision shall not be construed to create a private right of action in relation to its provisions.

§2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of investigation, the procurement policy board and the mayor’s office of contract services may take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

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LS # 10592

12/1/2017