Chapter 037
2019 -- S 0109 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 06/28/2019

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Senators Lynch Prata, Metts, Cano, Quezada, and Pearson
Date Introduced: January 24, 2019

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Section 37-14.1-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 37-14.1 entitled
"Minority Business Enterprise" is hereby amended to read as follows:
     37-14.1-6. Minority business enterprise participation.
     (a) Minority business enterprises shall be included in all procurements and construction
projects under this chapter and shall be awarded a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the dollar
value of the entire procurement or project. The director of the department of administration is
further authorized to establish by rules and regulation the certification process and formulas for
giving minority business enterprises a preference in contract and subcontract awards.
     (b) Any minority business enterprise currently certified by the U.S. Small Business
Administration as an 8(a) firm governed by 13 C.F.R. part 124 shall be deemed to be certified by
the department of administration as a minority business enterprise and shall only be required to
submit evidence of federal certification of good standing.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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