00RS HB155


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HB 155/LM (BR 96) - R. Damron, P. Marcotte, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to public administration.
     Amend KRS 45A.343 to require local government agencies, excluding school districts, to comply with the procurement code when procuring construction services for capital construction projects costing over one million dollars ($1,000,000), and to require local government officials involved in a procurement process to document procurement-related contact with bidders and offerors; amend KRS 45A.365 and KRS 45A.370 to require bidders or offerors, in their bids or proposals, to identify the subcontractors on which their bids or proposals rely; amend KRS 45A.990 to provide that any person who knowingly and willfully falsifies, misrepresents, or conceals any fact material to a decision to award or not to award a contract shall be guilty of a Class D felony and may be ineligible to receive future contracts or awards from state or local public agencies for five years; amend KRS 147A.021 to require the Department for Local Government to establish and conduct a training course on procurement procedures for local government officials, to establish requirements for the course, and to provide that the course shall count toward the training incentive benefit under KRS 64.5275; amend KRS 522.040 to make it a Class D felony for a person other than a public servant to misuse confidential information for a personal pecuniary interest; amend KRS 154A.990 to conform; make the amendment to KRS 45A.343 effective July 1, 2000.


     HCS/LM - Delete provisions requiring local public agencies to comply with the procurement code and to document contact with bidders or offerors; require local public agencies to adopt their own procurement code for projects over $1,000,000; require the local codes to provide for sealed bidding or competitive negotiation; delete provision requiring Dept. for Local Govt. to establish and conduct a training course on procurement; allow local officials to attend procurement training from professional organizations; allow the training to count toward the training incentive benefit under KRS 64.5275; prohibit local agencies from requiring bidders to obtain a surety bond from a particular surety company.
     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Amend KRS 45A.343 to require a contractor to be in substantial compliance, rather than continuous compliance, with the provisions of KRS Chapters 136, 139, 141, 337, 338, 341, and 342.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Local Government (H)
     Jan 10-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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