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H.B. 436






Chief Sponsor: David Litvack

Senate Sponsor: Luz Robles

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Utah Procurement Code by requiring the State Procurement
             11      Policy Board to make certain rules related to contracting with companies doing
             12      business in Sudan.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    requires the State Procurement Policy Board to make rules that are consistent with
             16      provisions of the federal Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
             17      forbidding a state agency from contracting with a person who does business in
             18      Sudan;
             19          .    requires the board to make an annual report to the Legislature concerning the
             20      establishment, implementation, and enforcement of rules; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:

             28          63G-6-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             29          63G-6-208, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 63G-6-202 is amended to read:
             33           63G-6-202. Powers and duties of board.
             34          (1) Except as otherwise provided in [Sections 63G-6-104 and 63G-6-208 ] Section
             35      63G-6-104 and Subsection 63G-6-208 (1)(b), the policy board shall:
             36          (a) make rules, consistent with this chapter, governing the procurement, management,
             37      and control of any and all supplies, services, and construction to be procured by the state; and
             38          (b) consider and decide matters of policy within the provisions of this chapter,
             39      including those referred to it by the chief procurement officer.
             40          (2) (a) The policy board may:
             41          (i) audit and monitor the implementation of its rules and the requirements of this
             42      chapter;
             43          (ii) upon the request of a local public procurement unit, review that procurement unit's
             44      proposed rules to ensure that they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter; and
             45          (iii) approve the use of innovative procurement methods proposed by local public
             46      procurement units.
             47          (b) The policy board may not exercise authority over the award or administration of:
             48          (i) any particular contact; or
             49          (ii) over any dispute, claim, or litigation pertaining to any particular contract.
             50          Section 2. Section 63G-6-208 is amended to read:
             51           63G-6-208. Rules and regulations of policy board and building board.
             52          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2), the policy board shall make rules
             53      governing state procurement by complying with the procedures and requirements of Title 63G,
             54      Chapter 3, the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             55          (b) [The] Except for rules made under Subsection (1)(c), the procurement rules adopted
             56      by the policy board under this section apply to all local public procurement units unless the
             57      local public procurement unit's legislative body has adopted separate rules governing
             58      procurement.

             59          (c) The rules shall include provisions consistent with federal contract prohibition
             60      provisions of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. No. 110-174) that
             61      prohibit a state agency from contracting with a person doing business in Sudan.
             62          (2) The State Building Board rules governing procurement of construction,
             63      architect-engineer services, and leases apply to the procurement of construction,
             64      architect-engineer services, and leases of real property by the Division of Facilities
             65      Construction and Management.
             66          (3) The board shall make a report by July 1 of each year to an appropriate legislative
             67      interim committee designated by the Legislative Management Committee created under
             68      Section 36-12-6 on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of the rules made
             69      under Subsection (1)(c).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-23-09 4:06 PM

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