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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
State contractor accountability. Provides that persons who have contracts with state government, cities, or counties or who bid on contracts with state government, cities, or counties and certain persons affiliated with the contractors and bidders may not make political contributions to an individual who holds a state, city, or county office or is a candidate for a state, city, or county office. Requires persons who have contracts with state, city, or county government or who bid on contracts with state, city, or county government to register with the department of administration (department). Requires the department to make the information provided by registrants available to the agency maintaining the Indiana transparency portal in a searchable data base on the state's web site. Requires registrants to notify their affiliated persons that they are registered. Provides civil penalties for violations. Provides that, for the violation of a requirement or prohibition, a bidder may be found nonresponsible and the contract of a contractor may be voided. Provides that state employees in the executive branch of state government who have purchasing or procurement authority may not solicit political contributions unless the soliciting individual is a candidate for public office.