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DIGEST OF SB83 (Updated January 17, 2007 11:15 am - DI ta)
Review of certain state contracts. Provides that before a state agency may enter into certain contracts or agreements, the state agency must conduct a public hearing and the state budget committee must make a recommendation to the budget agency. Specifies that these requirements apply only to a contract or agreement that is first entered into by a state agency and a private contractor or vendor after June 30, 2007, and under which: (1) the initial term of the contract or agreement plus the term of any possible renewal or extension periods is at least four years; (2) the amount to be paid by the state agency during the initial term and possible renewal or extension periods is, or is estimated to be, at least $10,000,000; and (3) the private contractor or vendor will provide services that before the effective date of the contract or agreement are provided directly by employees of the state agency. Provides that if services are being provided by a contractor or vendor under such a contract, a state agency may have employees of the state agency directly provide the services only if the state agency conducts a public hearing and the state budget committee makes a recommendation to the budget agency.