STATEWIDE CONTRACTS/NONPROFITS FOR THE BLIND.

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House Bill 654 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 22, 2021
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES SHALL PURCHASE GOODS AND SERVICES FROM NONPROFIT WORK CENTERS FOR THE BLIND AND SEVERELY DISABLED WHERE SOURCES OF SUPPLY HAVE BEEN APPROVED, ESTABLISHED BY CONTRACT, AND CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION.
Intro. by Hardister, Reives, Lambeth, Bradford.

Status: Re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Jun 10 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT PROVIDING THAT ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE SHALL PURCHASE GOODS AND SERVICES FROM NONPROFIT WORK CENTERS FOR THE BLIND AND SEVERELY DISABLED WHERE SOURCES OF SUPPLY HAVE BEEN APPROVED, ESTABLISHED BY CONTRACT, AND CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION.

H 654

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 3 2021 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Revises proposed subsection (b) of GS 14-33, which requires State agencies and political subdivisions to purchase from nonprofit work centers for the blind and severely disabled the Secretary of Administration has contracted with for goods and services if certain criteria are met, by removing political subdivisions of the State from the new subsection's requirements. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

    Makes a technical correction to the proposed changes to GS 143-48.2 (Procurement Program for Nonprofit Work Centers for the Blind and Severely Disabled).


  • Summary date: Jun 2 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute adds the following to the 1st edition.
    Appropriates $30,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Administration for 2021-22 to implement the act. Effective July 1, 2021.


  • Summary date: Apr 22 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 143-129.5 (Purchases from Non-profit Work Centers for the Blind and Severely Disabled) directing the Secretary of Administration to canvas non-profit work centers for the blind and severely disabled at least annually for goods and services the State or its political subdivisions may need and to purchase those goods and services from the non-profit work centers, requiring State agencies and political subdivisions to purchase from non-profit work centers the Secretary of State has contracted with. Sets out provisions governing pricing. Requires the Department of Administration to report annually to the Joint Legislative Committee on General Government on these procurement programs.
    Amends GS 143-48.2 (Procurement Program for Non-profit Work Centers for the Blind and Severely Disabled) to make conforming changes.
    Effective October 1, 2021, and applies to requisitions made on or after that date.


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