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Bill Detail: HB21-1168

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Title Historically Underutilized Businesses Local Government Procurement
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Local Government
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate Sponsors C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 03/04/2021

The bill requires local governments, including school districts,
with a procurement budget of a certain size to collect data regarding the
participation of historically underutilized businesses in local government
procurement for a 5-year period and requires the local government to
annually report that data to the secretary of state. The bill requires the
secretary of state to share summarized data with the department of local

affairs. The bill further requires the department of local affairs to annually
include the summarized data received from the secretary of state as part
of the department's presentation to its committee of reference at a hearing
held pursuant to the State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive,
and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.
The bill defines a historically underutilized business as a business
that is at least 51% owned and controlled, in both the management and
day-to-day business decisions, by one or more individuals who are:
  • Members of a racial or ethnic minority group;
  • Non-Hispanic Caucasian women;
  • Persons with physical or mental disabilities;
  • Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
community; or
  • Veterans.

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