Tropical Hardwood Bill

§  165.  Purchasing  restrictions.
1.  Definitions.  a. “Non-tropical   hardwood species” shall mean any and all  hardwood  that  grows  in  any   geographically temperate regions, as defined by the United States Forest   Service, and is similar to tropical hardwood in density, texture, grain,   stability  or durability. Non-tropical hardwoods, the use or purchase of   which shall be preferred under this article, shall include, but  not  be   limited to the following species:
Scientific Name                     Common Name
Fraxinus americana                  Ash
Tila americana                      Basswood
Fagus grandifolia                   Beech
Betula papyrifera                   Birch
Juglans cinerea                     Butternut
Prunus serotina                     Cherry
Populus spp.                        Cottonwood
Ulmus spp.                          Elms
Nyssa sylvatica                     Black gum
Liquidambar styracifula             Red gum
Celtis laevigata                    Hackberry
Hicoria spp.                        Hickory
Acer spp.                           Maples
Quercus spp.                        Oaks
Hicoria spp.                        Pecan
Liriodendron tulipi fera            Yellow Poplar
Platanus occidentalis               Sycamore
Juglans nigra                       Black Walnut
b. “Tropical hardwood” shall mean any and all hardwood, scientifically classified  as  angiosperm,  that  grows  in  any tropical moist forest.
Tropical hardwoods shall be the following species:
Scientific Name                     Common Name
Vouacapous americana                Acapu
Pericopsis elata                    Afrormosis
Shorea almon                        Almon
Peltogyne spp.                      Amaranth
Guibourtia ehie                     Amazaque
Aningeris spp.                      Aningeria
Dipterocarpus grandiflorus          Apilong
Ochroma lagopus                     Balsa
Virola spp.                         Banak
Anisoptera thurifera                Bella Rose
Guibourtis arnoldiana               Benge
Deterium Senegalese                 Boire
Priora copaifera                    Cativo
Antiaris africana                   Chenchen
Dalbergis retusa                    Concobola
Cordia spp.                         Cordia
Diospyros spp.                      Ebony
Aucoumes klaineana                  Gaboon
Chlorophors excelsa                 Iroko
Acacia koa                          Koa
Pterygota macrocarpa                Koto
Shorea negrosensis                  Red Lauan
Pentacme contorta                   White Lauan
Shores ploysprma                    Tanguile
Terminalia superba                  Limba
Aniba duckei                        Louro
Kyaya ivorensis                     Africa Mahogany
Swletenia macrophylla               Amer. Mahogany

Tieghemella leckellii               Makora
Distemonanthus benthamianus         Movingui
Pterocarpus soyauxii                African Padauk
Pterocarpus angolensis              Angola Padauk
Aspidosperma spp.                   Peroba
Peltogyne spp.                      Purpleheart
Gonystylus spp.                     Ramin
Dalbergia spp.                      Rosewood
Entandrophragm a cylindricum        Sapela
Shores phillippinensis              Sonora
Tectona grandis                     Teak
Lovoa trichilloides                 Tigerwood
Milletia laurentii                  Wenge
Microberlinia brazzavillensis       Zebrawood
c.  “Tropical  rain forests” shall mean any and all forests classified  by the scientific term  “Tropical  moist  forests”,  the  classification  determined by the equatorial region of the forest and average rainfall.
d. “Tropical wood products” shall mean any wood products, wholesale or  retail,  in  any  form,  including but not limited to veneer, furniture,  cabinets, paneling, moldings, doorskins, joinery, or sawnwood, which are  composed of tropical hardwood except plywood.
e.  “Secondary  materials”  means  any  material  recovered  from   or  otherwise  destined for the waste stream, including, but not limited to,  post-consumer material,  industrial  scrap  material  and  overstock  or  obsolete  inventories from distributors, wholesalers and other companies  but such term does not include those materials and by-products generated  from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.
2. Prohibition on purchase of tropical hardwoods.
a. Except as hereinafter provided,  the  state  and  any  governmental  agency  or  political  subdivision  or public benefit corporation of the  state shall  not  purchase  or  obtain  for  any  purpose  any  tropical  hardwoods  or  tropical  hardwood  products, wholesale or retail, in any  form.
b. The provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision shall  not  apply  to:
(i) Any hardwoods purchased from a sustained, managed forest; or
(ii)  Any  binding contractual obligations for purchase of commodities  entered into prior to August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred  ninety-one;  or
(iii)  The  purchase  of  any  tropical  hardwood or tropical hardwood  product for which there is no acceptable non-tropical hardwood  species;  or
(iv)  Where  the  contracting  officer  finds that no person or entity  doing  business  in  the  state  is  capable  of  providing   acceptable  non-tropical hardwood species sufficient to meet the particular contract  requirements; or
(v) Where the inclusion or application of such provisions will violate  or  be  inconsistent with the terms or conditions of a grant, subvention  or contract in an agency of the United States or the instructions of  an  authorized  representative  of  any such agency with respect to any such  grant, subvention or contract; or
(vi) Where inclusion or application of such provisions  results  in  a  substantial  cost  increase  to  the state, government agency, political  subdivision, public corporation or public benefit corporation.
c. (i) In the case of any bid proposal or  solicitation,  request  for  bid  or  proposal  or  contract for the construction of any public work,  building maintenance or improvement for or on behalf of  the  state  and  any  governmental  agency  or  political  subdivision  or public benefit
corporation of the state, it shall not require or permit the use of  any  tropical hardwood or wood product.
(ii) Every bid proposal, solicitation, request for bid or proposal and  contract  for  the construction of any public work, building maintenance  or improvement shall contain a statement that any bid, proposal or other  response to a solicitation for bid or proposal which proposes  or  calls  for  the  use of any tropical hardwood or wood product in performance of  the contract shall be deemed non-responsive.
d. The provisions of paragraph c of this subdivision shall not apply:
(i) To bid packages advertised and made available to the public or any  competitive and sealed bids received or entered  into  prior  to  August  twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred ninety-one; or
(ii)  To  any  amendment, modification or renewal of a contract, which  contract was entered into prior to August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred  ninety-one, where such application would delay timely  completion  of  a  project or involve an increase in the total monies to be paid under that  contract; or
(iii) Where the contracting officer finds that:
(A)  No  person  or  entity  doing business in the state is capable of  performing the contract using acceptable non-tropical hardwood  species;  or
(B) The inclusion or application of such provisions will violate or be  inconsistent  with  the  terms  or  conditions of a grant, subvention or  contract with an agency of the United States or the instructions  of  an  authorized  representative  of  any such agency with respect to any such  grant, subvention or contract; or
(C) The use of tropical woods is  deemed  necessary  for  purposes  of  historical   restoration   and  there  exists  no  available  acceptable  non-tropical wood species.
3. Purchasing of commodities for state use.
a. For the purposes of this subdivision,  the  following  terms  shall  have  the meanings set forth herein. “Recycled commodity” shall mean any  commodity that has been manufactured from secondary materials as defined  in subdivision one of section two  hundred  sixty-one  of  the  economic  development  law  and that meets secondary material content requirements  adopted by the office of general services, which shall be consistent, to  the extent practicable, with regulations promulgated pursuant to section  27-0717  of  the  environmental  conservation  law  or,   if   no   such  requirements  have  been  adopted or no such product is available, meets  the secondary material content requirements adopted by any state  agency  with  respect  to  a  specific  commodity  procurement  by  such agency.  “Remanufactured” shall mean any commodity that has been restored to  its  original performance standards and function and is thereby diverted from  the solid waste stream, retaining, to the extent practicable, components  that  have been through at least one life cycle and replacing consumable  or normal wear components. “Recyclable” shall mean  any  commodity  that  can be collected, separated, or otherwise recovered from the solid waste  stream  for  reuse,  remanufacture  or  assembly  of  another commodity,  through a widely available and easily accessible program.
b. Consistent with determinations of need required by subdivision five  of section one hundred sixty-three of this article, the commissioner and  state agencies shall purchase  recycled,  remanufactured  or  recyclable  commodities  when such commodities meet their form, function and utility  and shall consider the cost of the commodity  over  its  lifecycle.  The  commissioner  and  a  state  agency  shall  also  have  the authority to  determine that for reasons of  public  health  or  safety,  a  recycled,  remanufactured  or  recyclable  commodity  should not be purchased. Such  determinations shall be documented in the procurement record.

(i) A state agency shall  purchase  recycled  commodities  at  a  cost  premium  only  if (A) the cost premium associated with a commodity which  has recycled content does not exceed ten percent above  the  cost  of  a  commodity  made  without recycled content or, (B) the cost of a recycled  commodity  that  contains  at  least  fifty  percent secondary materials  generated from the waste stream in New York state,  does  not  exceed  a  cost  premium  of  fifteen  percent  above  the  cost  of  a  comparable  commodity.
(ii) A state agency shall not be required to  purchase  recyclable  or  remanufactured  commodities at a cost premium unless such commodity also  constitutes a “recycled commodity” as defined in  this  subdivision  and  that  as  such  a  recycled  commodity,  it has been offered for sale in  conformance with the standards for application of  a  cost  premium  for  recycled commodities as set forth in clauses (A) and (B) of subparagraph  (i) of this paragraph.
c.   The   commissioner   shall   periodically   review   the  general  specifications in order to eliminate, wherever feasible, discriminations  against the  procurement  of  commodities  manufactured  with  recovered  materials  or  remanufactured  materials;  and shall annually review the  paper specifications to consider increasing the percentage  of  recycled  paper in paper commodity purchases.
d. Whenever the commissioner or other state agencies shall purchase or  cause  the  purchase  of  printing  on  recycled  paper, he or she shall  require, to the extent  feasible,  the  printed  material  to  meet  the  requirements  of subdivision two of section 27-0717 of the environmental  conservation law and regulations promulgated pursuant  thereto,  and  to  include  a printed statement or symbol which indicates that the document  is printed on recycled paper.
e. Each state agency shall devise, institute and maintain a program to  source separate waste paper generated within  state  office  facilities.  Such  a  program  shall  include  marketing arrangements and appropriate  procedures to ensure the recovery of discarded paper in a uncontaminated  condition.
f. Each state agency shall devise and institute a  program  to  source  separate  all  other waste generated within state office facilities that  is not covered by paragraph e of this subdivision.  Such  program  shall  include  marketing arrangements and appropriate procedures to ensure the  maximum recovery of such waste.
g. In addition to carrying out the provisions of paragraphs e and f of  this subdivision, the commissioner shall identify and implement specific  steps which will  reduce,  to  the  maximum  extent  practicable,  waste  generated  in  state  facilities  and maximize the recovery and reuse of  secondary  materials  from  such  facilities.  Such  steps   and   their  implementation  shall  be  reviewed  from  time  to  time  but  no  less  frequently  than  annually  or  upon   receiving   recommendations   for  additional  steps  from the solid waste management board, the department  of  environmental   conservation   or   the   environmental   facilities  corporation.
h.  All  state agencies shall fully cooperate with the commissioner in  all phases of implementing the provisions of this section.
i. The commissioner shall report annually  to  the  governor  and  the  legislature  by  September  first  concerning the quantities of recycled  paper purchased by the office of general services and by state  agencies  pursuant  to paragraph c of this subdivision, and concerning the amounts  of waste recycled from state offices and other  facilities  pursuant  to  paragraphs  e  and f of this subdivision, the extent of waste reduction,  the percentage of the total waste stream which is recycled, the kinds of  materials eliminated from the waste stream, the full  avoided  costs  of proper  collection and disposal costs of implementing the programs under  this  section,  the  specific  activities  undertaken,  goals  for   the  subsequent  year  resulting from the implementation of steps pursuant to  paragraph  g  of  this  subdivision,  and remaining issues and areas for  improvement. Such reports shall be widely disseminated  as  a  means  of  assisting   those   outside   state   government   in   the  design  and  implementation  of  waste  reduction  and  recycling  programs,  through  discussion of the state’s experience in implementing all program aspects  such  as  collection,  sorting, handling, storage and marketing, and the  resulting accomplishments.
j. The commissioner shall submit to the director of  the  budget,  the  chairman and ranking minority member of the senate finance committee and  the  chairman and ranking minority member of the assembly ways and means  committee  an  evaluation  of  all  the   source   separation   programs  implemented  under  this subdivision, for paper and other waste prepared  by  an  independent  entity.  Such  evaluation  shall  be  submitted  by  September  first,  nineteen  hundred  ninety-six and by September first,  every two years thereafter.
4.  Special  provisions  for  purchase  of  available  New  York  food  products.
a.  Except  as  otherwise  provided  in this subdivision, when letting  contracts for the purchase of food products on behalf of facilities  and  institutions  of the state, solicitation specifications of the office of  general services and any other  agency,  department,  office,  board  or  commission   authorized   to   purchase  products  locally  may  require  provisions that mandate that  the  essential  components  of  such  food  products are grown, produced or harvested in New York state, or that any  processing of such food products take place in facilities located within  New York state.
b.  The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall determine, using  uniform criteria, those food products for which the requirements of this  subdivision are deemed beneficial and shall promulgate  and  forward  to  the  appropriate  agencies  a  list  of such food products, and shall in  addition ascertain those periods of time  each  year  that  listed  food  products are available in sufficient quantity for competitive purchasing  and  shall  forward  such  information  to  such agencies who shall make  determinations as provided herein. The commissioner of  agriculture  and  markets shall update such list as often as is deemed by him or her to be  necessary.
c.   (i)   Such  agencies  shall  specify,  with  the  advice  of  the  commissioner of agriculture and markets, the  percentage  of  each  food  product  required  to  be grown, produced, harvested or processed within  New York state.
(ii) Upon a determination by such agencies that such food products are  not available in sufficient quantity for purchasing, the  specifications  requiring  such  purchase shall be waived for that specific food product  until the next requirement for such food product is let.
(iii) In the event that such an agency receives no  acceptable  offers  it  may waive the provisions of this subdivision and award a contract in  accordance  with  other  applicable  statutes.  In  addition,   if   the  commissioners   of  agriculture  and  markets,  commerce  and  any  such  individual agency shall agree as to the deleterious economic  impact  of  specifications  requiring  such  purchase,  such  agency  may  waive the  provisions of this subdivision for such purchase.
d. The commissioner, and the commissioner of agriculture and  markets,  may  issue  such  regulations  as they deem necessary and proper for the  implementation of this subdivision.
e. Notwithstanding any other  section  of  law,  rule,  regulation  or  statute,   the  department  of  agriculture  and  markets  shall  supply  information required by paragraph b of this subdivision to the office of  general services and to all other appropriate agencies.
f.  (i)  With  each  offer,  the  offerer  shall certify that the food  products purchased pursuant to that solicitation will be  in  conformity  with  the  provisions  of  the  percentage required to be purchased from  within New York state.
(ii) Any successful offerer who fails to comply with the provisions of  this subdivision, at the discretion of such  agency,  board,  office  or  commission,  shall  forfeit  the right to bid on contracts let under the  provisions of this subdivision for a period of time to be determined  by  the commissioner.
g.  The  commissioner  shall  advise  and assist the chancellor of the  state university of New York in extending the benefits of the provisions  of this subdivision to the university and shall modify  any  regulations  or  procedures  heretofore  established pursuant to this subdivision, in  order to facilitate such participation.
4-a. Favored source status for New York state labelled  wines.  a.  In  order to advance specific economic goals, New York state labelled wines,  as  defined  in  subdivision  twenty-a of section three of the alcoholic  beverage control law, shall have favored source status for the  purposes  of  procurement  in  accordance with the provisions of this subdivision.  Procurement of these New York state labelled wines shall be exempt  from  the   competitive   procurement   provisions   of  section  one  hundred  sixty-three of this article and other competitive procurement  statutes.  Such  exemption  shall apply to New York state labelled wines as defined  in subdivision twenty-a of  section  three  of  the  alcoholic  beverage  control  law  produced  by  a  licensed  winery  as  defined  in section  seventy-six of the alcoholic beverage control law.
b. The commissioner of taxation and finance, in consultation with  the  commissioners  of  the  state  liquor  authority shall prepare a list of  wines that are eligible as determined by the criteria in paragraph a  of  this  subdivision  and  that  are  available and are being provided, for  purchase by state agencies, public benefit corporations, commissions  or  political  subdivisions  from those entities which produce such New York  state labelled wine. Such list may include references  to  catalogs  and  other  descriptive  literature  which  are  available  directly from any  winery that produces wine accorded  favored  source  status  under  this  subdivision.   The  commissioner  shall  make  this  list  available  to  prospective  vendors,  state  agencies,  public  benefit   corporations,  political subdivisions and other interested parties. Any wines that meet  the criteria under paragraph a of this subdivision shall be eligible for  this favored source status.
c.   The   state   procurement   council   in  consultation  with  the  commissioners of the state liquor authority, and upon application from a  winery, will determine if a particular  New  York  state  labelled  wine  meets  the  required  criteria under paragraph a of this subdivision for  favored source status, and if so, such wine shall be added to  the  list  of  favored  source  status  New  York state labelled wines. In order to  insure that such list reflects current production and/or availability of  commodities and services, the state procurement council  may  delete  at  the  request of a winery a favored wine from the list established by the  criteria in paragraph a  of  this  subdivision.  The  state  procurement  council  will  also  determine  if a particular wine no longer meets the  required definition under paragraph a of this  subdivision  for  favored  source  status,  and if it does not, such wine shall be deleted from the  list of favored source status or favored wines.

d. The commissioners of the state liquor  authority,  in  consultation  with  the  commissioner  of  taxation  and finance and office of general  services, shall make every effort to encourage  state  agencies,  public  authorities  and  political subdivisions when they purchase any quantity  of  wine  to  purchase those wines that have been granted favored source  status as determined by the commissioners of the state liquor  authority  and the state procurement council.
e.  The  list shall be maintained by the office of general services in  accordance with provisions of section  one  hundred  sixty-two  of  this  article  and  shall be revised as necessary to reflect the additions and  deletions of wines as determined by the state procurement council.
5. Nondiscrimination in employment in Northern Ireland.
a. For the purposes of  this  subdivision  “MacBride  Fair  Employment  Principles” shall mean those principles relating to nondiscrimination in  employment  and  freedom  of  work place opportunity which would require  employers doing business in Northern Ireland to:
(i) increase the representation of individuals  from  underrepresented  religious  groups  in the work force, including managerial, supervisory,  administrative, clerical and technical jobs;
(ii) take steps to promote adequate security  for  the  protection  of  employees  from  underrepresented religious groups both at the workplace  and while traveling to and from work;
(iii) ban provocative religious or political  emblems  from  the  work  place;
(iv)  publicly advertise all job openings and make special recruitment  efforts to attract applicants from underrepresented religious groups;
(v) establish layoff, recall and termination procedures which  do  not  in practice favor a particular religious group;
(vi)  abolish  all  job  reservations, apprenticeship restrictions and  differential employment criteria which  discriminate  on  the  basis  of  religion;
(vii)  develop training programs that will prepare substantial numbers  of current employees from underrepresented religious groups for  skilled  jobs,  including  the expansion of existing programs and the creation of  new programs to train, upgrade and improve the skills  of  workers  from  underrepresented religious groups;
(viii)  establish  procedures to assess, identify and actively recruit  employees from underrepresented  religious  groups  with  potential  for  further advancement; and
(ix)  appoint  a senior management staff member to oversee affirmative  action  efforts  and  develop  a  timetable   to   ensure   their   full  implementation.
b.  (i)  With respect to contracts described in subparagraphs (ii) and  (iii) of this paragraph, and  in  accordance  with  such  subparagraphs,  state  agencies  as  defined  in this article shall not contract for the  supply of commodities, service or construction with any  contractor  who  does  not  agree  to  stipulate  to  the  following, if there is another  contractor  who  will  contract  to  supply  commodities,  services   or  construction  of  comparably  quality at a comparable price or cost: the  contractor and any individual or legal entity in  which  the  contractor  holds  a ten percent or greater ownership interest and any individual or  legal entity that holds a ten percent or greater ownership  interest  in  the  contractor  either  (A)  have  no  business  operations in Northern  Ireland, or (B) shall make lawful steps in good  faith  to  conduct  any  business  operations  they  have  in Northern Ireland in accordance with  MacBride  Fair  Employment  Principles,  and  shall  permit  independent  monitoring of their compliance with such principles.
(ii)  In  the case of contracts let by a competitive process, whenever  the responsive and responsible offerer having the lowest price  or  best  value  offer  has not agreed to stipulate to the conditions set forth in  this subdivision and another responsive and responsible offerer who  has  agreed  to  stipulate  to  such conditions has submitted an offer within  five percent of the lowest price or best value offer for a  contract  to  supply  commodities, services or construction of comparable quality, the  contracting entity shall  refer  such  offers  to  the  commissioner  of  general  services,  who may determine, in accordance with applicable law  and rules, that it is in  the  best  interest  of  the  state  that  the  contract be awarded to other than the lowest price or best value offer.
(iii) In the case of contracts let by other than a competitive process  for goods or services involving an expenditure of an amount greater than  the  discretionary  buying threshold as specified in section one hundred  sixty-three of this article, or for  construction  involving  an  amount  greater  than fifteen thousand dollars, the contracting entity shall not  award to a proposed contractor who has not agreed to  stipulate  to  the  conditions  set  forth  in this subdivision unless the entity seeking to  use the  commodities,  services  or  construction  determines  that  the  commodities,  services  or  construction are necessary for the entity to  perform its functions and there is no other responsible  contractor  who  will  supply commodities, services or construction of comparable quality  at a comparable price. Such determinations shall be made in writing  and  shall be public documents.
c.  Upon  receiving  information  that  a  contractor who has made the  stipulation required by this subdivision is in  violation  thereof,  the  contracting   entity   shall  review  such  information  and  offer  the  contractor an opportunity to respond. If the  contracting  entity  finds  that  a  violation  has  occurred,  it  shall take such action as may be  appropriate and provided for by law, rule or  contract,  including,  but  not  limited  to,  imposing  sanctions,  seeking  compliance, recovering  damages or declaring the contractor in default.
d. As used in this subdivision, the term “contract” shall not  include  contracts  with  governmental  and  non-profit  organizations, contracts  awarded pursuant  to  emergency  procurement  procedures  or  contracts,  resolutions,  indentures,  declarations  of  trust  or other instruments  authorizing or relating to the authorization, issuance, award,  sale  or  purchase  of  bonds, certificates of indebtedness, notes or other fiscal  obligations, provided that the policies of  this  subdivision  shall  be  considered  when  selecting  a  contractor to provide financial or legal  advice, and when selecting managing underwriters in connection with such  activities.
e. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to contracts for  which the state or other contracting entity receives funds  administered  by  the United States department of transportation, except to the extent  Congress has directed that the department of transportation not withhold  funds from states and localities  that  choose  to  implement  selective  purchasing  policies based on agreement to comply with the MacBride Fair  Employment Principles,  or  to  the  extent  that  such  funds  are  not  otherwise withheld by the department of transportation.
6.   Special   provisions   relating   to  retaliating  against  other  jurisdictions which discriminate against New York state  enterprises  in  their procurement of products and services.
a.  As  used  in  this subdivision, the following terms shall have the  following meanings unless a different meaning appears from the context:
(i)  “Discriminatory  jurisdiction”  shall  mean  any  other  country,  nation, province, state or political subdivision thereof which employs a  preference  or  price  distorting  mechanism  to  the  detriment  of  or otherwise discriminates against a New York state business enterprise  in  the   procurement   of  commodities  and  services  by  the  same  or  a  non-governmental entity influenced by the same. Such discrimination  may  include,  but  is  not  limited  to,  any  law, regulation, procedure or  practice, terms of license, authorization, or funding or bidding  rights  which  requires or encourages any agency or instrumentality of the state  or political subdivision thereof or nongovernmental entity influenced by  the same to discriminate against a New York state business enterprise.
(ii) “Foreign business enterprise” shall mean a  business  enterprise,  including  a  sole  proprietorship,  partnership,  or corporation, which  offers for sale, lease or other form of exchange, commodities sought  by  any  state  agency and which are substantially produced outside New York  state or services, other than construction services, sought by any state  agency and which are substantially performed outside New York state. For  purposes of construction services,  foreign  business  enterprise  shall  mean a business enterprise, including a sole proprietorship, partnership  or  corporation,  which  has its principal place of business outside New  York state.
(iii) “New York state  business  enterprise”  shall  mean  a  business  enterprise,   including   a   sole   proprietorship,   partnership,   or  corporation, which offers for sale or lease or other form  of  exchange,  commodities  which are substantially manufactured, produced or assembled  in New York state, or services, other than construction services,  which  are  substantially  performed  within  New  York  state. For purposes of  construction services, a New York state business enterprise shall mean a  business enterprise, including a sole  proprietorship,  partnership,  or  corporation,  which  has  its  principal  place  of business in New York  state.
b. The commissioner of economic development shall have the  power  and  it  shall  be  his  or  her duty to prepare a list of all discriminatory  jurisdictions. The commissioner of economic development shall add to  or  delete  from  said  list  any  jurisdiction  upon  good cause shown. The  commissioner of economic development shall deliver a copy of the list to  the commissioner, all state agencies, and  every  public  authority  and  public  benefit  corporation, a majority of the members of which consist  of persons either appointed by the governor or who serve as  members  by  virtue of holding a civil office of the state, or a combination thereof.
c.  In  including any additional business enterprises on solicitations  for the procurement of commodities or services, the commissioner and all  state agencies shall not include any foreign business  enterprise  which  has  its  principal  place  of  business  located  in  a  discriminatory  jurisdiction contained on the  list  prepared  by  the  commissioner  of  economic  development  pursuant  to  paragraph  b  of  this subdivision,  except, however, business enterprises which are New York state  business  enterprises as defined by this subdivision.
d.  A  state  agency  shall  not  enter into a contract with a foreign  business enterprise, as defined  by  this  subdivision,  which  has  its  principal  place  of  business  located in a discriminatory jurisdiction  contained  on  the  list  prepared  by  the  commissioner  of   economic  development  pursuant to paragraph b of this subdivision. The provisions  of this paragraph and paragraph c of this subdivision may be  waived  by  the  head of the state agency if the head of the state agency determines  in writing that it is in the best interests of the state to do  so.  The  head  of  the  state  agency  shall  deliver  each  such  waiver  to the  commissioner of economic development.
e. The commissioner may waive the application  of  the  provisions  of  paragraph c of this subdivision whenever he or she determines in writing  that it is in the best interests of the state to do so.

7.  Special  provisions  regarding the purchasing of apparel or sports  equipment by the state university of New York and the city university of  New York.
a.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, the various units of  the state university of New York, the city university of  New  York  and  community colleges shall have authority to:
(i)  Determine that a bidder on a contract for the purchase of apparel  or sports equipment is not a responsible bidder as  defined  in  section  one  hundred  sixty-three  of  this  article  based  upon  either of the  following considerations:
(A) the labor standards applicable to the manufacture of  the  apparel  or sports equipment, including but not limited to employee compensation,  working conditions, employee rights to form unions, and the use of child  labor, or
(B)  the  bidder’s  failure  to provide information sufficient for the  state agency or corporation to determine the labor conditions applicable  to the manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment.
(ii)  Include  in  the  internal  policies  and  procedures  governing  procurement  of  apparel  or sports equipment, where such procurement is  not further required to be made  pursuant  to  the  competitive  bidding  requirements  of  section  one  hundred  sixty-three  of this article, a  prohibition against the purchase of apparel or sports equipment from any  vendor based upon either or both of the following considerations:
(A) the labor standards applicable to the manufacture of  the  apparel  or sports equipment, including but not limited to employee compensation,  working conditions, employee rights to form unions, and the use of child  labor, or
(B)  the  bidder’s  failure to provide sufficient information for said  state agencies to  determine  the  labor  standards  applicable  to  the  manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment.
b. For the purposes of this subdivision the term:
(i)  “apparel”  shall  mean goods, such as, but not limited to, sports  uniforms, including  gym  uniforms,  required  school  uniforms,  shoes,  including,  but not limited to, athletic shoes or sneakers, sweatshirts,  caps, hats, and other clothing, whether or not imprinted with a school’s  name or logo, academic regalia, lab coats and staff uniforms; and
(ii) “sports equipment” shall mean equipment, such as, but not limited  to, balls, bats and other goods intended for use by those  participating  in sports and games.
8.  Mercury-free  motor  vehicles. The commissioner and state agencies  shall grant a preference and give priority  to  the  purchase  of  motor  vehicles  which  are mercury-free taking into consideration competition,  price, availability and performance.