00RS SB2


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SB 2 (BR 1281) - D. Williams

     AN ACT relating to state government procurement and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to prohibit business entities, contractors, and subcontractors from doing business with the Commonwealth if those entities have contributed to a statewide candidate or slate of candidates or to a state or local political party within 18 months preceding entering into the contract or during the duration of the contract; require business entity to certify compliance, prior to entering into a contract; amend KRS 45A.110 and 45A.115 to require certification of compliance prior to being placed on the prequalified and responsible bidder or offeror's list; amend KRS 45A.485 to require immediate cancellation of a contract and two-year prohibition from future business with the Commonwealth if found to be in violation, unless the violation was inadvertent and unintentional; amend KRS 45A.485 to require business entity to report violations within the last 5 years and be in continuous compliance; declares an emergency.


     SCS - Retain original language of Senate Bill 2 and clarify definition of "knowingly" as it relates to a violation of Section 1 of the Act.

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2000
     Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-received in House
     Mar 13-to State Government (H)
     Mar 21-posting waived

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