H.B. 343






Chief Sponsor: Kay J. Christofferson

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies a provision relating to the purchase of goods and services produced
             11      by the Division of Correctional Industries.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    removes the director of the Division of Correctional Industries from a determination
             15      about the feasibility of purchasing from the division, for purposes of an exception to
             16      the requirement to purchase from the division; and
             17          .    makes technical and conforming changes.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24           63G-6a-804 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 445
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 63G-6a-804 is amended to read:

             28           63G-6a-804. Purchase of prison industry goods.
             29          (1) (a) A procurement unit that is not a political subdivision shall purchase goods and
             30      services produced by the [Utah] Division of Correctional Industries [Division] as provided in
             31      this section.
             32          (b) A political subdivision of the state may, and is encouraged to, purchase goods and
             33      services under this section.
             34          (c) A procurement unit is not required to use a standard procurement process to
             35      purchase goods or services under this section.
             36          (2) On or before July 1 of each year, the director of the [Utah] Division of Correctional
             37      Industries shall:
             38          (a) publish and distribute to all procurement units and other interested public entities a
             39      catalog of goods and services provided by the Division of Correctional Industries [Division],
             40      including a description and price of each item offered for sale; and
             41          (b) update and revise the catalog described in Subsection (2)(a) during the year as the
             42      director considers necessary.
             43          (3) [(a)] A procurement unit that is not a political subdivision of the state may not
             44      purchase any goods or services provided by the Division of Correctional Industries [Division]
             45      from any other source unless it has been determined in writing by [the director of Correctional
             46      Industries and by] the procurement officer or, in the case of institutions of higher education, the
             47      institutional procurement officer, that purchase from the Division of Correctional Industries
             48      [Division] is not feasible due to one of the following circumstances:
             49          [(i)] (a) the good or service offered by the division does not meet the reasonable
             50      requirements of the procurement unit;
             51          [(ii)] (b) the good or service cannot be supplied within a reasonable time by the
             52      division; or
             53          [(iii)] (c) the cost of the good or service, including basic price, transportation costs, and
             54      other expenses of acquisition, is not competitive with the cost of procuring the item from
             55      another source.
             56          [(b) In cases of disagreement under Subsection (3)(a):]
             57          [(i) the decision may be appealed to a board consisting of:]
             58          [(A) the director of the Department of Corrections;]

             59          [(B) the director of Administrative Services; and]
             60          [(C) a neutral third party agreed upon by the other two members of the board;]
             61          [(ii) in the case of an institution of higher education of the state, the president of the
             62      institution, or the president's designee, shall make the final decision; or]
             63          [(iii) in the case of any of the following entities, a person designated by the applicable
             64      rulemaking authority shall make the final decision:]
             65          [(A) a legislative procurement unit;]
             66          [(B) a judicial procurement unit; or]
             67          [(C) a public transit district.]

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