Bill Status of HB3986 101.th General Assembly
Short Description: VENDING FACILITIES CONTRACTS
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Carol Ammons - Margo McDermed, Robyn Gabel, Mary Edly-Allen, Rita Mayfield, Delia C. Ramirez, Anne Stava-Murray, Karina Villa, William Davis, Mary E. Flowers, Will Guzzardi, Theresa Mah, Joyce Mason, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., La Shawn K. Ford, Emanuel Chris Welch and Maurice A. West, II
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Blind Vendors Act. Renames the Act the Vending Facilities Act. Provides that priority shall be given to blind vendors in the operation of 50% of the vending facilities on State property (rather than priority shall be given to blind vendors in the operation of vending facilities on State property). Requires each State agency controlling State property or parts thereof where vending machines or vending facilities are located to implement an aspirational goal of awarding contracts representing 50% of the vending machines or vending facilities under its control to minority-owned or women-owned businesses. Provides that each State-operated facility that has 6 or more vending machines under its control shall award at least 2 contracts for vending, where practical. Provides that the provisions of the amendatory Act apply to written contracts or agreements entered into on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act; and that any written contract or agreement in place prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act between a State agency and the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind shall be maintained and fully adhered to including any moneys paid to individual vending facilities. Defines terms. Provides that to ensure adequate competition and to encourage new participants, all written contracts or agreements for vending machines or vending facilities shall be limited to a 5-year term. Effective immediately.