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Second Substitute S.B. 22

Senator Peter C. Knudson proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

House Sponsor: Paul Ray

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill requires that all government entities advertise job openings on the state
             10      website and that the Division of Purchasing provide contact information for companies
             11      that contract with the state.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires all government entities to advertise job openings on the state's website; and
             15          .    adds a provision to the procurement code requiring that language be added into
             16      contracts and requests for proposals that require the Division of Purchasing to
             17      provide employment contact information to the Department of Workforce Services
             18      for private contractors that contract with state entities.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25           35A-1-102 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 41

             26           35A-2-203 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 188
             27           63G-6a-402 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 445
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 35A-1-102 is amended to read:
             31           35A-1-102. Definitions.
             32          Unless otherwise specified, as used in this title:
             33          (1) "Client" means an individual who the department has determined to be eligible for
             34      services or benefits under:
             35          (a) Chapter 3, Employment Support Act; and
             36          (b) Chapter 5, Training and Workforce Improvement Act.
             37          (2) "Department" means the Department of Workforce Services created in Section
             38      35A-1-103 .
             39          (3) "Economic service area" means an economic service area established in accordance
             40      with Chapter 2, Economic Service Areas.
             41          (4) "Employment assistance" means services or benefits provided by the department
             42      under:
             43          (a) Chapter 3, Employment Support Act; and
             44          (b) Chapter 5, Training and Workforce Improvement Act.
             45          (5) "Employment center" is a location in an economic service area where the services
             46      provided by an economic service area under Section 35A-2-201 may be accessed by a client.
             47          (6) "Employment counselor" means an individual responsible for developing an
             48      employment plan and coordinating the services and benefits under this title in accordance with
             49      Chapter 2, Economic Service Areas.
             50          (7) "Employment plan" means a written agreement between the department and a client
             51      that describes:
             52          (a) the relationship between the department and the client;
             53          (b) the obligations of the department and the client; and
             54          (c) the result if an obligation is not fulfilled by the department or the client.
             55          (8) "Executive director" means the executive director of the department appointed
             56      under Section 35A-1-201 .

             57          (9) "Government entity" means the state or any county, municipality, local district,
             58      special service district, or other political subdivision or administrative unit of the state,
             59      including state institutions of higher education as defined in Section 53B-2-101 .
             60          [(9)] (10) "Public assistance" means:
             61          (a) services or benefits provided under Chapter 3, Employment Support Act;
             62          (b) medical assistance provided under Title 26, Chapter 18, Medical Assistance Act;
             63          (c) foster care maintenance payments provided from the General Fund or under Title
             64      IV-E of the Social Security Act;
             65          (d) SNAP benefits; and
             66          (e) any other public funds expended for the benefit of a person in need of financial,
             67      medical, food, housing, or related assistance.
             68          [(10)] (11) "SNAP" means the federal "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program"
             69      under Title 7, U.S.C. Chapter 51, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known
             70      as the federal Food Stamp Program.
             71          [(11)] (12) "SNAP benefit" or "SNAP benefits" means a financial benefit, coupon, or
             72      privilege available under SNAP.
             73          [(12)] (13) "Stabilization" means addressing the basic living, family care, and social or
             74      psychological needs of the client so that the client may take advantage of training or
             75      employment opportunities provided under this title or through other agencies or institutions.
             76          Section 2. Section 35A-2-203 is amended to read:
             77           35A-2-203. Employment centers.
             78          (1) In each county within an economic service area, the executive director shall:
             79          (a) designate the location of one or more employment centers, as defined in Section
             80      35A-1-102 , in which the services are provided by the department; or
             81          (b) coordinate with the department to establish access to the services provided by the
             82      department by means other than an employment center.
             83          (2) An employment center shall provide a comprehensive program of employment
             84      services including job placement, job development, stabilization, assessment, and job training
             85      through its employment counselors as part of a system of unified case management.
             86          (3) The department may make services that are provided through employment centers
             87      under this section accessible through electronic linkage.

             88          (4) The department shall develop and maintain a website dedicated to providing
             89      information regarding employment opportunities available throughout the state.
             90          (5) (a) Except when filling a job vacancy with a current employee, a government entity
             91      shall list each public job posting on the department's website.
             92          (b) Information regarding job vacancies with private contractors that have contracted
             93      with a government entity shall be made available to the department for posting on the
             94      department's website by the department. Posted information shall include the name and contact
             95      information for job inquiries. This information shall be available for the duration of the
             96      contract.
             97          (c) Faculty related job vacancies and job vacancies for part-time wage related jobs
             98      typically filled by students at state institutions of higher education are exempt from the
             99      requirements of Subsection (5)(a).
             100          Section 3. Section 63G-6a-402 is amended to read:
             101           63G-6a-402. Procurement unit required to comply with Utah Procurement Code
             102      and applicable rules -- Rulemaking authority -- Reporting.
             103          (1) Except as otherwise provided in Section 63G-6a-107 , Section 63G-6a-403 , Part 8,
             104      Exceptions to Procurement Requirements, or elsewhere in this chapter, a procurement unit may
             105      not obtain a procurement item, unless:
             106          (a) if the procurement unit is the division or a procurement unit with independent
             107      procurement authority, the procurement unit:
             108          (i) uses a standard procurement process or an exception to a standard procurement
             109      process, described in Part 8, Exceptions to Procurement Requirements; and
             110          (ii) complies with:
             111          (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
             112          (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority;
             113          (b) if the procurement unit is a county, a municipality, or the Utah Housing
             114      Corporation, the procurement unit complies with:
             115          (i) the requirements of this chapter that are adopted by the procurement unit; and
             116          (ii) all other procurement requirements that the procurement unit is required to comply
             117      with; or
             118          (c) if the procurement unit is not a procurement unit described in Subsections (1)(a) or

             119      (b), the procurement unit:
             120          (i) obtains the procurement item under the direction and approval of the division,
             121      unless otherwise provided by a rule made by the board;
             122          (ii) uses a standard procurement process; and
             123          (iii) complies with:
             124          (A) the requirements of this chapter; and
             125          (B) the rules made pursuant to this chapter by the applicable rulemaking authority.
             126          (2) Subject to Subsection (3), the applicable rulemaking authority shall make rules
             127      relating to the management and control of procurements and procurement procedures by a
             128      procurement unit.
             129          (3) (a) Rules made under Subsection (2) shall ensure compliance with the federal
             130      contract prohibition provisions of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub.
             131      L. No. 110-174) that prohibit contracting with a person doing business in Sudan.
             132          (b) The State Building Board rules governing procurement of construction,
             133      architect-engineer services, and leases apply to the procurement of construction,
             134      architect-engineer services, and leases of real property by the Division of Facilities
             135      Construction and Management.
             136          (4) An applicable rulemaking authority that is subject to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             137      Administrative Rulemaking Act, shall make the rules described in this chapter in accordance
             138      with the provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             139          (5) The State Building Board shall make a report on or before July 1 of each year to a
             140      legislative interim committee, designated by the Legislative Management Committee created
             141      under Section 36-12-6 , on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of the rules
             142      made by the State Building Board under this chapter.
             143          (6) The rules of the applicable rulemaking authority for the governmental entity shall
             144      require, for each contract and request for proposals, the inclusion of a clause that requires the
             145      issuing procurement unit, for the duration of the contract, to make available contact
             146      information of the winning contractor to the Department of Workforce Services in accordance
             147      with Section 35A-2-203 . This requirement does not preclude a contractor from advertising job
             148      openings in other forums throughout the state.

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