A bill that would create a chief procurement officer to oversee state contracting and economic development measures was not exactly embraced on Monday at the Capitol.

The legislation was introduced on Sunday evening by Sen. Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference. Largely mirroring Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal, the measure would give purview for the procurement officer to oversee spending at SUNY and CUNY related entities.

But his fellow legislative leaders on Monday gave the bill a relatively cool reception.

“Procurement reform is under discussion both internally and externally,” said Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. “I have not seen Senator Klein’s bill so I can’t properly assess what’s in there.”

Speaker Carl Heastie in the Assembly told reporters he was hopeful for a three-way agreement on the issue, but declined to say if this the bill that would do it given support for vesting this power in Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.

“I’d say the mindset is it’s always to me better to have oversight and the comptroller is duly elected,” he said. “I’ve all along the desire is to get a three-way agreement and I hope we can achieve that.”