Bill Summary for H 1085 (2015-2016)

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May 10 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1085 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 10, 2016
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT NC OPENBOOK SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON ALL STATE CONTRACTS, WHETHER BID COMPETITIVELY OR OTHERWISE; AND TO REQUIRE THAT NC OPENBOOK INCLUDE ACCESS TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
Intro. by G. Martin, Ager, Salmon, B. Turner.

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Amends GS 143C-2-5, which requires the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM), with the support of the Department of Information Technology, to build and maintain a database and website to be known as NC OpenBook for providing a single, searchable website on State spending for grants and contracts.  Requires all State contracts, whether bid competitively or otherwise, to be included in the database and Web site.  Also requires that the NC OpenBook website includes access to campaign finance reports made available online by the State Board of Elections.  

Provides that the head of each State institution, department, bureau, agency, or commission, or a designee, must conduct a quarterly review of all State contracts and grants administered by that agency, whether awarded competitively or otherwise (currently, does not provide language to require review of all State contracts and grants administered by that agency whether awarded competitively or otherwise). 

The above provisions are effective October 1, 2016.

Appropriates $50,000 from the General Fund to the OSBM for the 2016-17 fiscal year to pay for the costs of upgrading NC OpenBook as required by this act.  Effective July 1, 2016.

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