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House Bill 1566


House Bill 1566

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB 1566 (Updated April 29, 2007 1:29 pm - DI 14)


Minority and women's business enterprises. Expands the definition of "minority business enterprise" to include nonprofit qualified minority nonprofit corporations. Expands the definition of "women's business enterprise" to include certain nonprofit corporations. Requires that the statistical analysis required of the governor's commission on minority and women's business enterprises must: (1) use criteria for participation of minority business enterprises established in Richmond v. Croson; (2) include information on both contracts and subcontracts; and (3) use data based on the combined capacity of minority businesses in Indiana and not just regional data. Requires the commission to conduct an analysis during the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Requires the commission to evaluate the competitive differences between qualified minority or women's nonprofit corporations and other than qualified minority or women's nonprofit corporations that offer similar services. Specifies that the goals and objectives concerning the awarding of contracts to minority and women's business enterprises applies to contracts of state educational institutions. Specifies that the statistical analysis used to establish the goals applies to contracts and subcontracts of state educational institutions. Requires a contractor whose offer designated minority or women's business enterprises to furnish any supplies or perform any work under the contract awarded by a state agency to the contractor to: (1) notify in writing each minority and women's owned business enterprise designated in the contractor's offer that the contractor has been awarded the contract; and (2) give copies of each notification to the state agency that awarded the contract. Provides for remedies if the contractor fails to satisfy these requirements. Requires the department of administration to adopt rules to resolve grievances arising under the minority and women's owned business enterprise statute.
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