N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 213
Project labor agreements


1.

For the purposes of this section, “project labor agreement” shall mean a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement between a contractor and the labor organization, including an organization composed of more than one labor union, determined by the franchise oversight board as representing the largest number of employees likely to work on the project, establishing the labor organization as the collective bargaining representative for all persons who will perform work on the project, and which provides that only contractors and subcontractors who sign a pre-negotiated agreement with the labor organization can perform project work.

2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local law to the contrary, in regard to the video gaming terminal facility or related development at a thoroughbred racing facility:

(a)

The franchise oversight board may require a contractor awarded a contract, subcontract, lease, grant, bond, covenant or other agreement for a project to enter into a project labor agreement during and for the work involved with such project when such requirement is part of the franchise oversight board’s request for proposals for the project and when the franchise oversight board determines that the record supporting the decision to enter into such an agreement establishes that the interests underlying the competitive bidding laws are best met by requiring a project labor agreement including: obtaining the best work at the lowest possible price; preventing favoritism, fraud and corruption; the impact of delay; the possibility of cost savings; and any local history of labor unrest.

(b)

Any contract to which the franchise oversight board is a party, and any contract entered into by a third party acting in place of, on behalf of and for the benefit of the franchise oversight board pursuant to any lease, permit or other agreement between such third party and the franchise oversight board, for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, excavation, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, alteration, or improvement, of a project undertaken pursuant to this chapter, shall be subject to all of the provisions of article eight of the labor law, including the enforcement of prevailing wage requirements by the fiscal officer as defined in paragraph e of subdivision five of Labor Law § 220 (Hours, wages and supplements)section two hundred twenty of the labor law to the same extent as a contract of the state, and shall be deemed public work for purposes of such article.

(c)

Every contract entered into by the franchise oversight board for a project shall contain a provision that the contractor shall furnish a labor and material bond guaranteeing prompt payment of moneys that are due to all persons furnishing labor and materials pursuant to the requirements of any contracts for a project undertaken pursuant to this section and a performance bond for the faithful performance of the project, which shall conform to the provisions of General Municipal Law § 103-F (Security bonds)section one hundred three-f of the general municipal law, and that a copy of such performance and payment bonds shall be kept by the franchise oversight board and shall be open to public inspection.

(d)

For the purposes of article fifteen-A of the executive law, any person entering into a contract for a project authorized pursuant to this section shall be deemed a state agency as that term is defined in such article and such contracts shall be deemed state contracts within the meaning of that term as set forth in such article.

(e)

Whenever the franchise oversight board enters into a contract, subcontract, lease, grant, bond, covenant or other agreement for construction, reconstruction, demolition, excavation, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, alteration, or improvement with respect to each project undertaken pursuant to this chapter, the franchise oversight board shall consider the financial and organizational capacity of contractors and subcontractors in relation to the magnitude of work they may perform, the record of performance of contractors and subcontractors on previous work, the record of contractors and subcontractors in complying with existing labor standards and maintaining harmonious labor relations, and the commitment of contractors to work with minority and women owned business enterprises pursuant to article fifteen-A of the executive law through joint ventures or subcontractor relationships.

(f)

The franchise oversight board shall further require, on any contract for construction in excess of three million dollars with respect to any contract for construction, reconstruction, demolition, excavation, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, alteration, or improvement that each contractor and subcontractor shall participate in apprentice training programs in the trades of work it employs that have been approved by the department of labor for not less than three years. The franchise oversight board shall further require that each contractor and subcontractor shall have graduated at least one apprentice in the last three years and shall have at least one apprentice currently enrolled in such training program. Additionally it must be demonstrated that the program has made significant efforts to attract and retain minority apprentices, as determined by affirmative action goals established for such programs by the department of labor.

(g)

Whenever the franchise oversight board enters into a contract under which employees are employed to perform building service work, as that term is defined in Labor Law § 230 (Definitions)section two hundred thirty of the labor law, such work shall be subject to article nine of the labor law to the same extent as building services work performed pursuant to a contract with a public agency.

(h)

All developers of and entities having an operational interest in any hotel or video lottery terminal facility at a thoroughbred racing facility in which the state has a proprietary interest or is otherwise acting as a market participant must have entered into an agreement with the labor organization(s) that is/are actively engaged in representing and attempting to represent hotel service, food and beverage, housekeeping, and gaming employees in New York city and the surrounding areas and, where applicable, the Saratoga area that is valid and enforceable under 29 U.S.C. section 185(a) and that prohibits any strikes, picketing or other economic interference with the hotel or video lottery terminal facility and ensures that any operations at the hotel or video lottery terminal facilities involving the use of hotel or video lottery terminal employees that are conducted by contractors, subcontractors, licensees, assignees, tenants or subtenants, shall be done under contracts enforceable under 29 U.S.C. section 185(a) containing the same provisions as specified above.

Source: Section 213 — Project labor agreements, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/213 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

201
Incorporation
202
Restriction upon commencement of business
202‑A
Liability of the directors of a franchised corporation
202‑B
No debt of the state
203
Right to hold race meetings and races
204
Certificate of payment of stock
205
License for running races and steeplechase meetings
206
Franchise for running races and steeplechase meetings
207
Board of directors of a franchised corporation
208
Conditions of franchise award
209
Examination of the books and accounts by the state comptroller
210
Franchise termination
210‑A
Relinquishment of franchise
211
Fair association, when entitled to privileges
212
Franchise oversight board
213
Project labor agreements
214
Acquisition of racing facilities
216
Disposition of racing facilities or certain assets
217
Revocation of licenses
218
Stewards at race meetings
219
Advertising or promotional material
220
Licenses for participants and employees at race meetings
220‑A
Corporations continued
221
New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
221‑A
Health insurance for jockeys
221‑B
Health insurance for trainers
222
Notice to be posted upon grounds
223
Special police officers
224
Penalty for unlawful racing and betting
225
Registration of race horses
226
Increased or additional entrance fees
228
Pension plans for backstretch employees
229
Backstretch employees drug and alcohol rehabilitation eligibility
230
Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association
231
Pari-mutuel betting on horse races legalized
232
License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for running races or steeplechases
233
Bond required of corporation conducting pari-mutuel betting
234
Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting
235
Rules for the conduct of pari-mutuel betting
236
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools
237
Capital improvements
238
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools of the franchised corporation
239
Books and records of pari-mutuel betting
240
Yearly audit
241
Disposition of unpaid money due on account of pari-mutuel tickets not presented
242
Races for horses bred in the state
243
Free or reduced fee passes, cards or badges
244
Revocation of license or franchise
245
Hearing on refusal or revocation of license or franchise
246
Approval of plans of corporation
247
Racing zones
248
Racing season
249
Pari-mutuel employees to be citizens and residents
250
Power of commission to impose penalties
251
Definitions
252
New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund
253
Powers of the fund
254
Resources of fund
255
Annual audit
256
Annual report
257
Actions against fund

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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