Senate Bill #109 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Provides that any minority business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.

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  • 2019 – S 0109
  • 2019 – S 0109 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC000800
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
  • Introduced By: Senators Lynch Prata, Metts, Cano, Quezada, and Pearson
  • Date Introduced: January 24, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Commerce
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 37-14.1-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 37-14.1 entitled "Minority Business Enterprise" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 37-14.1-6. Minority business enterprise participation.
  • (a) Minority business enterprises shall be included in all procurements and construction projects under this chapter and shall be awarded a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the dollar value of the entire procurement or project. The director of the department of administration is further authorized to establish by rules and regulation formulas for giving minority business enterprises a preference in contract and subcontract awards.
  • (b) Any minority business enterprise that is certified under the federal Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. § 632, shall be deemed to be certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise and shall only be required to submit evidence of federal certification of good standing.
  • (a) Minority business enterprises shall be included in all procurements and construction projects under this chapter and shall be awarded a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the dollar value of the entire procurement or project. The director of the department of administration is further authorized to establish by rules and regulation the certification process and formulas for giving minority business enterprises a preference in contract and subcontract awards.
  • (b) Any minority business enterprise currently certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an 8(a) firm governed by 13 C.F.R. part 124 shall be deemed to be certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise and shall only be required to submit evidence of federal certification of good standing.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
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  • This act would provide that any minority business enterprise that is certified under the federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000800 ========
  • This act would provide that any minority business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000800/SUB A ========

Votes

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Floor vote for Passage

June 11, 2019 at 8:12pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y