HB 8 (BR 1084) - B. Yonts, J. Arnold Jr, L. Belcher, H. Collins, T. Edmonds, J. Glenn, R. Henderson, C. Hoffman, D. Keene, T. McKee, R. Meeks, R. Nelson, F. Nesler, R. Palumbo, D. Pasley, T. Pullin, R. Rand, J. Richards, A. Smith, J. Stacy, T. Thompson, J. Wayne, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to government contracts.
Expand and refine list of entities included in definition of "contracting body"; allow committee to determine definition of "governmental emergency"; refine definition of memorandum of agreement (MOA) and include grant and research agreements; allow committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt MOA's; correct references to universities and colleges and institutions of higher education; exempt MOA's over one million dollars, but require reporting of such agreements; require reporting of federal grant and research projects; refine definition of "personal service contract" (PSC) to specifically include contracts for personal or professional services and group health care for public employees; allow committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt PSC's; exempt health maintenance organization or Medicaid managed health care service contracts with the Cabinet for Health Services, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt contracts between postsecondary institutions and health care providers, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt PSC's of over one million dollars and PSC's of postsecondary institutions for federal grant and research projects, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt contracts $25,000 and under from Request for Proposals process, but require 3 quotes when feasible, and determination of unfeasibility may be reviewed by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet or the committee; exempt contracts $25,000 and under from routine review process, but require filing within 30 days for informational purposes; allow meetings of the committee as necessary, but not less than once per month; suspend service and prohibit payment on MOA's, PSC's, and emergency requests after committee disapproval or objection; prohibit delegation of decision-making authority by secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, except institutions of higher education that have elected to implement procurement procedures in accordance with statutory authority; delete requirement for annual reports; and delineate powers of the committee; specify that competitive bids may not be required for authorized contracts with risk-bearing organizations responsible for Medicaid managed health care services.
Feb 6-introduced in House; to State Government (H)
Feb 13-posted in committee
Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 98-0
Feb 21-received in Senate
Feb 23-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)