TITLE 37
Public Property and Works

CHAPTER 37-2
State Purchases

SECTION 37-2-77


§ 37-2-77 International Trade Agreements – Procurement rules – General Assembly approval.

(a) As used in this section, "International Trade Agreement" means a trade agreement between the federal government and a foreign country to which the state, at the request of the federal government, is a party. International Trade Agreement does not include a trade agreement between the state and a foreign country to which the federal government is not a party.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, state officials, including the governor, may not:

(1) Commit the state to the government procurement rules of an "International Trade Agreement"; or

(2) Give consent to the federal government to commit the state to the government procurement rules of an International Trade Agreement.

(c) The governor may commit the state or give consent to the federal government to commit the state to the government procurement rules of an International Trade Agreement only if the general assembly enacts legislation that explicitly authorizes the governor to commit the state or give consent to the federal government to commit the state to the government procurement rules of a specific International Trade Agreement.

(d) Any consent that a state official, including the governor, has given for the state to be committed by the government procurement rules of any International Trade Agreement on or before the effective date of this section [June 23, 2006] is declared invalid and the state is not committed by the government procurement rules of any International Trade Agreement for which a state official, including the governor, has given consent for the state to be committed to on or before the effective date of this section [June 23, 2006].

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 171, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 647, § 1.)