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HB 2310 - School procurement; lowest bidder; repeal

Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Michelle Udall
Last Action: 3/11/2019 - House Committee of the Whole action: Retained on the Calendar
House Committee: Rules

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB2310- school district procurement study committee; membership; duties

This bill establishes a school district procurement study committee, to consist of the following members:

1.       3 members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, with no more than 2 from the same political party. One member will be designated as co-chair.

2.       3 members of the House, appointed by the Speaker of the House, with no more than 2 from the same political party. One member will be designated as co-chair.

3.       The executive director of the SBE.

4.       The chair of the SFB.

5.       The state procurement administrator.

6.       The auditor general or their designee.

7.       A district Superintendent, appointed by the President of the Senate.

8.       One person who represents a statewide taxpayer association, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

The committee duties are as follows:

1.       Review and study procurement processes currently used by school districts, focusing on the transparency and efficiency of current practices.

2.       Study resources at the state level that can be used to support the school district procurement system.

The committee may request information, data and reports from districts, the AZ Department of Administration and the ADE, and hold hearings with public testimony.

The committee must convene at any time and place deemed necessary by the cochairpersons, and will be open to the public.

Requires the study committee to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House, and Secretary of State by November 15, 2019.

Includes automatic repeal after September 30, 2020.


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