HB2897 S GOV AM #1

Bailey 7965


The Committee on Government Organization moved to amend the bill on page four, section one, after line seventy-one, by adding a new subsection, designated subsection (i), to read as follows:

(i) The contracting public entity shall not award a contract pursuant to this section to any bidder that is known to be in default on any monetary obligation owed to the state or a political subdivision of the state, including, but not limited to, obligations related to payroll taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, fire service fees, or other fines or fees. Any governmental entity may submit to the Division of Purchasing information which identifies vendors that qualify as being in default on a monetary obligation to the entity. The contracting public entity shall take reasonable steps to verify whether the lowest qualified bidder is in default pursuant to this subsection prior to awarding a contract.;


By relettering the remaining subsections.