SB 0736 Establishes the Open Contracting Act for state and local public works projects
Sponsor:Loudon Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3067S.01I Fiscal Note:3067-01
Committee:Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action:02/11/04 - Voted Do Pass S Small Business, Insurance and Journal page:
Industrial Relations Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 736 - This act establishes the "Open Contracting Act" which prohibits public agencies from imposing certain labor requirements as conditions for performing public works.

Public entities procuring products or services or entering into contracts for manufacture of public works must ensure that their agreements do not bind the other parties to such agreement to a labor organization. Public entities shall not discriminate against such parties who refuse to adhere to agreements with labor organizations. Public entities shall not require such parties make their employees join, pay dues, or pay fees to a labor organization in excess of costs already paid.

Public entities shall not issue grants or contract for construction projects requiring another parties employees join, become affiliated with, or pay more money to a labor organization. Such entities may exercise authority, as required, to prevent such action by a grant recipient or party to a contract.

Any interested party has standing to challenge agreements that violate these provisions.

This act is identical to HB 844 (2004).