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CS/CS/SB 778 — Local Government Construction Preferences

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; Community Affairs Committee; and Senator Hays

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

The bill prohibits any local laws that give preference to a local contractor in circumstances involving a competitive solicitation for construction services in which 50 percent or more of the cost will be paid from state-appropriated funds. The bill requires a state college, county, municipality, school district, or other political subdivision to disclose in the solicitation document that a local preference is not in effect for that project if the prohibitions contained within the bill apply.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect 07/01/2015.

Vote: Senate 28-9; House 95-22