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House Bill 1295


House Bill 1295

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Public works bidding procedures. Provides that specifications for public works projects must be written to encourage free, open, and competitive bidding and must refrain from calling for unique or proprietary materials. Provides that a person who prepared, participated in the preparation of, or conferred any property on another person who prepared or participated in the preparation of the specifications for a public works project may not be awarded a contract for the public works project. Provides that if the attendance of a bidder at a prebid meeting or conference is a condition to the acceptance of a bid from that bidder, the date and time of the prebid meeting or conference must be published in the same fashion and for the same period as the board must advertise the date for receiving bids. Provides that the noncollusion affidavit submitted with a public works bid must be affirmed under the penalties for perjury and must affirm that the bidder did not violate the requirements for public works specifications. Provides that a person who has certain responsibilities relating to the award of a public works contract and who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any property from another person in return for an agreement to: (1) purchase or recommend the purchase of the other person's supplies, materials, or services with respect to the public works project; (2) incorporate or recommend incorporation of the other person's supplies, materials, or services into specifications for the public works project; (3) award or recommend the award of the public works contract to that other person; or (4) recommend, promote, or endorse that person's supplies, materials, or services with respect to the public works project; commits a Class D felony. Provides that a person who recklessly, knowingly, or
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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