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Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. v. Smith
New York Court of Appeals
21 N.Y.3d 309, 992 N.E. 2d 1067, 970 N.Y.S.2d 724 (2013)
Since 1912, Wicks Law required public entities seeking bids on construction contracts to obtain separate specifications for plumbing; electrical; and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) work. In 2008, Wicks Law was amended to raise the uniform $50,000 threshold to $3 million in five New York City counties; $1.5 million in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties; and $500,000 in 54 other counties. Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Empire) (plaintiff) sued New York (defendant), alleging that Wicks Law violated the state constitution’s home-rule section by favoring the eight counties with higher thresholds.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)
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