Procurement (22)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/22/2019

HB 0090 NegotiatingLand Purchase - Illegal for Board Member to Discuss if Conflict of Interest Robert Gasaway
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil -
2017/01/27-Report Criminal Procedure Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Eminent Domain/Condemnation
Ethics General County Government Procurement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes it a misdemeanor for members of the board of commissioners, city council, school board or local board or authority to knowingly and intentionally vote, attempt to influence a vote, or be present in executive or closed session when their respective body is considering or discussion the acquisition of property if the member has direct or indirect ownership interest in the property, or any business in which the member serves in a fiduciary capacity has an ownership interest in the property.      
HB 0189 NeutralContract Cancellation Act Sheila Nelson
3/29/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations
2017/03/06 - Report General County Government Mandate Procurement Todd Edwards
This legislation requires service contracts with counties that are entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 2017, to include: (1) specific performance and cost parameters; (2) a provision that allows the county to terminate the contract if the other party does not meet the performance criteria or if projected annual costs exceed the cost established in the contract; (3) a provision that the county may cancel the contract at any time of the other party fails to comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.  The other party to the contract must submit quarterly reports to the board of commissioners showing compliance with the performance criteria and the actual costs that the county is required to pay.   
HB 0216 EvaluatingPurchasing - Counties Mandated to Give Georgia Companies Preference Debbie Buckner
2/7/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Mandate Procurement Todd Edwards
This legislation enacts the Georgia Jobs Matter Act, which requires counties and cities to give preference to Georgia businesses.  All bids submitted to counties and cities will be required to include an employment impact statement addressing the number of jobs expected to be created or retained in the state by the bidder if the bid is awarded to the bidder; the number of jobs expected to be created or retained in the state by any subcontractors used by the bidder if the contract is awarded to the bidder; and a guarantee that the bidder will not move any jobs created or retained in Georgia to another state during the duration of the contract.
HB 0243 NeutralLocals Can't Mandate Extra Pay for Schedule Changes William Werkheiser
7/1/2017 Effective Date Industry and Labor Insurance and Labor
2017/02/10 - Report Compensation General County Government Preemption Procurement
Todd Edwards
This legislation preempts local governments from requiring contractors to provide additional pay to employees based upon schedule changes.
HB 0379 NeutralGeorgia Public Road Authority Act Kevin Tanner
2/17/2017 House Second Readers Transportation -
2017/02/17-Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Financing General County Government Government Immunity
Kathleen Bowen Procurement Revenue & Finance Roads Transportation
Transportation Funding
This legislation creates the Georgia Public Road Authority, which would have the ability to issue revenue bonds on behalf of counties and municipalities for the construction of local public roads. This Authority would also have the power to issue bonds for “public-private initiatives”.
HB 0489 NeutralGeorgia Procurement Registry - Require Posting Tom McCall
7/1/2018 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Economic Development and Tourism
2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report Compensation General County Government
Mandate Procurement Public Works Todd Edwards

This bill requires cities and counties, if they are soliciting a bid or proposal opportunity for goods and services valued at $10,000 or more, or public works contracts for over $100,000, to post the advertisement on the Georgia Procurement Registry at no cost to the local government.  It is then optional for the local government to advertise the bid or proposal opportunity in the legal organ or their website.  Action: the above notices must be posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry.         

      

HB 0506 NeutralMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Act of 1965; award certain contracts involving concessions; provide for vote by Board Tom Taylor
7/1/2017 Effective Date Transportation Transportation
Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Local Legislation Procurement Revenue & Finance
Transit
HB 0556 InactiveAthens, City of; Clarke County; superintendent to make certain purchases; provide authority Spencer Frye
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
General County Government Local Legislation Procurement
HB 0899 NeutralPublic Works Bids - Alter Grounds by Which a Bidder Can be Disqualified Dominic Lariccia
5/3/2018 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Economic Development and Tourism
2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report General County Government
Procurement Todd Edwards
The legislation amends the public works bidding laws, stating that bidders cannot be disqualified from sealed, competitive bid/proposal public works contracts simply because they lack previous experience with the "construction delivery method" to be used for the job which is being sought.  Previously, counties could automatically reject such bids.           
HB 0995 NeutralProcurement - Consultants for Local Government Bids/Purchases Must Disclose Conflicts of Interest Mark Newton
5/8/2018 Veto V15 Governmental Affairs Economic Development and Tourism
2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report 2018/03/23 Report General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act
Procurement Todd Edwards
This bill requires consultants who develop or draft specifications or requirements for a solicitation for local governments on bids, requests for proposals, procurement orders or purchasing orders to disclose any potential conflicts of interest they may have when contracting for goods and services for the local government.  Furthermore, the consultant shall avoid conflicts during the process; shall not be involved in submitting a bid or proposal; maintain confidentiality; avoid sharing protected information; avoid contact with suppliers participating in the solicitation process; ensure all working documents remain the property of the local government; and cannot work on the awarded project until the termination of the local government agreement.      
HR 0288 WatchHouse Study Committee on Minority Business Participation in State Contracts; create Sheila Jones
2/17/2017 House Second Readers Special Rules -
General County Government Intern 1 Procurement
This legislation creates the House Study Committee on Minority Business Participation in State Contracts.
HR 1540 NeutralUrging Congress to Invest in Infrastructure Vernon Jones
3/27/2018 House Passed/Adopted Special Rules -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development General County Government Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
Procurement Public Works Transit Transportation Transportation Funding
Water Quality Water Quantity
This resolution states support for the infrastructure plan presented by the President of the United States and urges Congress to take action on said plan. 
SB 0022 EvaluatingCampaign Contributions Cannot be made by Businesses Receiving More than $50,000 in Contracts Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics
Elections Ethics General County Government Procurement Todd Edwards
This bill prohibits any business whose contracts with local governments exceed $50,000 annually from contributing to any candidates for the office responsible for awarding said contracts.  Violating contracts can be voided within 90 days following the discovery of the violation.    
SB 0150 EvaluatingManadatory Written Agreements Between Local Law Enforcement and Local School Boards Emanuel Jones
2/10/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Education and Youth
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit General County Government Juveniles
Law Enforcement Procurement Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation mandates a written agreement between local law enforcement and local school boards for the procedures and parameters for School Resource Officers provided under contract or MOU, by local law enforcement.
SB 0256 SupportState Properties Commission - Broadband Leases in Certain Counties Blake Tillery
2/27/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development General County Government Larry Ramsey Procurement
Telecommunications
This legislation allows the State Properties Commission to enter into leases in Tier 1 (least developed) counties without seeking approval from the General Assembly. Broadband companies could obtain favorable lease terms from the State Properties Commission for purposes of expanding broadband services in those counties.
SB 0324 NeutralCounty - City Bridge Contracts John Albers
5/7/2018 Act 437 Transportation Transportation
2018/01/19 Report 2018/03/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
General County Government Kathleen Bowen Procurement Public Works Transportation

This legislation clarifies that a city may contract with any county abutting its corporate limits for the construction and maintenance of a bridge within the limits of both such city and county.

SB 0379 NeutralGeorgia Major Airport Operations and Management Act Burt Jones
2/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Kathleen Bowen Procurement
This legislation creates the Georgia Major Airport Operations and Management Board which will oversee any commercial airport owned by a city, county or political subdivision of the state that has in excess of 400,000 takeoffs and landings annually. The legislation in its present form only applies to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport located in Atlanta.  
SB 0397 SupportCounties May Retain Services of Real Estate Broker Ben Watson
5/3/2018 Act 363 Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations
General County Government Procurement Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes cities and counties to retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to assist in the disposition of surplus real property.  The services must be procured by an RFP, to include the minimum broker qualifications and experience.  Said broker must then issue a call or request for sealed bids and publish notice in the legal organ, including a legal description of the real property to be sold; market the disposition of the property; comply with all laws; create a website which posts all information; immediately forward the sealed bids to the local government; is prohibited from working with or aiding a prospective buyer; and must agree upon the sales commission with the county.        
SB 0425 NeutralLand Surveyors - Define Practice Steve Gooch
5/7/2018 Act 417 Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities
2018/03/16 Report Code Enforcement Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Health and Human Services
Land Use/Zoning Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment Procurement Public Safety and Courts
Public Works Roads Stormwater Todd Edwards Utilities
Water Quality Water Quantity
This legislation removes the requirement that land surveyors receive at least five hours of course study in hydrology. The bill raises the required semester hours of course study, or the equivalent, in surveying subjects approved by the board from 15 to 18 hours. Moreover, HB 833 grandfathers in those who have already received credit in hydrology coursework so that they may sit for the board approved examination for licensure. In addition, HB 833 adds surveyors to the list of professionals subject to a misdemeanor for practicing as a licensed surveyor if that person has not completed the licensing requirements.
SB 0445 SupportSale of Property Formerly Used for Road Purposes / No Camping on GDOT Property Steve Gooch
5/3/2018 Act 407 Transportation Transportation
2018/02/16 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Kathleen Bowen Procurement
Roads

This legislation provides consistency across the right-of-way disposal methods. Property formerly used for road purposes can be sold by auction or back to the prior owner by as much as 15% below fair market value. 

In addition, this bill states that it is unlawful to camp on the side of a state highway or on any property owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

SB 0468 EvaluatingBids - Local Government Consultants Must Disclose Business Ties Lee Anderson
2/21/2018 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations
2018/02/23 Report General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act Procurement Todd Edwards
This legislation requires consultants who are preparing local government bids, RFPs or procurement orders to disclose any payments or compensation they have received by any potential vendor or bidder with regard to the bid, RFP or procurement/purchasing order.  
SR 0034 EvaluatingCreation of State-wide Grand Juries Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Ethics General County Government
Health and Human Services Procurement Public Safety and Courts

This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing statewide grand juries.  These grand juries would investigate public officials, government vendors and recipient of goods and services provided by the Department of Community Health.  

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