SB 185 Establishes the Open Contracting Act for state and local public works projects
Sponsor: Loudon Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0778S.01I Fiscal Note: 0778-01
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 5/13/2005 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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Current Bill Summary

SS/SB 185 - 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 with 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.

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

This act is similar to SB 736 (2004).