Chief Sponsor: Todd Weiler

House Sponsor: Steve Eliason


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies procurement provisions relating to procurements for a vice
10     presidential debate.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     authorizes a procurement of items intended to be used to host a vice presidential
14     debate to be made without engaging in a standard procurement process;
15          ▸     provides that publication of notice of a procurement for a vice presidential debate is
16     not required; and
17          ▸     provides for a repeal of the provisions relating to the vice presidential debate and
18     publication of notice.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          None
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          This bill provides a special effective date.
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
24     AMENDS:
25          63G-6a-802, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 355
26          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
27     and 483

29     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

30          Section 1. Section 63G-6a-802 is amended to read:
31          63G-6a-802. Award of contract without engaging in a standard procurement
32     process -- Notice -- Duty to negotiate contract terms in best interest of procurement unit.
33          (1) The chief procurement officer or the head of a procurement unit with independent
34     procurement authority may award a contract for a procurement item without engaging in a
35     standard procurement process if the chief procurement officer or the head of the procurement
36     unit with independent procurement authority determines in writing that:
37          (a) there is only one source for the procurement item;
38          (b) (i) transitional costs are a significant consideration in selecting a procurement item;
39     and
40          (ii) the results of a cost-benefit analysis demonstrate that transitional costs are
41     unreasonable or cost-prohibitive, and that the award of a contract without engaging in a
42     standard procurement process is in the best interest of the procurement unit; [or]
43          (c) the award of a contract is under circumstances, described in rules adopted by the
44     applicable rulemaking authority, that make awarding the contract through a standard
45     procurement process impractical and not in the best interest of the procurement unit[.]; or
46          (d) the procurement item is intended to be used to host a debate of candidates for vice
47     president of the United States held at a state institution of higher education.
48          (2) Transitional costs associated with a trial use or testing of a procurement item under
49     a trial use contract may not be included in a consideration of transitional costs under
50     Subsection (1)(b).
51          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the applicable rulemaking authority shall make
52     rules regarding the publication of notice for a procurement under this section that, at a
53     minimum, require publication of notice of the procurement, in accordance with Section
54     63G-6a-112, if the cost of the procurement exceeds $50,000.
55          (b) Publication of notice under Section 63G-6a-112 is not required for:
56          (i) the procurement of public utility services pursuant to a sole source contract; [or]
57          (ii) other procurements under this section for which an applicable rule provides that

58     notice is not required[.]; or
59          (iii) a procurement under Subsection (1)(d).
60          (4) The chief procurement officer or the head of a procurement unit with independent
61     procurement authority who awards a contract under this section shall negotiate with the
62     contractor to ensure that the terms of the contract, including price and delivery, are in the best
63     interest of the procurement unit.
64          Section 2. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
65          63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
66          (1) On July 1, 2020:
67          (a) Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
68          (b) in Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
69     May 8, 2018," is repealed.
70          [(2) Sections 63C-4a-307 and 63C-4a-309 are repealed January 1, 2020.]
71          [(3)] (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
72     repealed July 1, 2020.
73          [(4)] (3) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
74     repealed on July 1, 2020:
75          (a) Section 63G-1-801;
76          (b) Section 63G-1-802;
77          (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
78          (d) Section 63G-1-804.
79          (4) Subsections 63G-6a-802(1)(d) and 63G-6a-802(3)(b)(iii), regarding a procurement
80     relating to a vice presidential debate, are repealed January 1, 2021.
81          (5) In relation to the State Fair Park Committee, on January 1, 2021:
82          (a) Section 63H-6-104.5 is repealed; and
83          (b) Subsections 63H-6-104(8) and (9) are repealed.
84          (6) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
85          (7) In relation to the Employability to Careers Program Board, on July 1, 2022:

86          (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.1(52) is repealed;
87          (b) Subsection 63J-4-301(1)(h), related to the review of data and metrics, is repealed;
88     and
89          (c) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 7, Employability to Careers Program, is repealed.
90          (8) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.
91          Section 3. Effective date.
92          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
93     upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
94     Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
95     the date of veto override.