SB 856 - This act requires the governing body of Jackson County to complete a competitive bidding process when contracting for the services of a:
(1) Financial advisor;
(2) Licensed issuer/seller of bonds;
(3) legal advisor;
(4) Media relations/polling advisor; or
All presentations, quotes, minutes, and proposals involved in awarding such contracts shall be made available to the public upon request. No contract shall be issued by any county official, executive, legislature, or commission in Jackson County to a person or company providing these services unless competitive bids have been received from more than one other person or company providing such services.
No more than one contract shall be awarded during any fiscal year to any person or company in order to perform any of these services. If the governing body of the county has an existing contract or advisory service agreement that was entered into prior to August 28, 2006, with a person to provide any of these services, such contract shall become void on such date. If any person has been awarded one or more contracts during any fiscal year for these services, such contracts shall become void on August 28, 2006, and such person shall not be eligible to bid on a county contract for such services for two years.
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE