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SB-719 Department of Veterans Affairs: California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program reports.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  April 17, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 04, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 719


Introduced by Senator Correa

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 999.7 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 719, as amended, Correa. Department of Veterans Affairs: California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program reports.
Existing law establishes the California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program to address the special needs of disabled veterans seeking rehabilitation and training through entrepreneurship and to recognize the sacrifices of Californians disabled during military service. Existing law requires each awarding department, as defined, under the program to have annual statewide participation goals of not less than 3% for disabled veteran business enterprises for contracts entered into by the awarding department during the year for various services. Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs within state government and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, establishing a method to monitor adherence to the goals for the disabled veteran business enterprises program.
Existing law requires the Department of Finance, the Controller, the Treasurer, and the Department of General Services to collaboratively develop, implement, utilize, maintain, and operate the Financial Information System for California (FISCal) as a single integrated financial management system for the state, as specified. Existing law requires the FISCal system to be implemented in all state departments and agencies in a series of waves, first to be developed and used in partnership with a select number of departments.
This bill would require an awarding department under the program that uses the FISCal system to, commencing with the first reporting period after the implementation of the FISCal system at the awarding department, report its statewide participation goals for disabled veteran business enterprises in the overall dollar amount expended each year by the awarding department to the Department of Veterans Affairs General Services.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 999.7 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

999.7.
 An awarding department that uses the FISCal system pursuant to Section 15849.22 of the Government Code shall, commencing with the first reporting period after the implementation of the FISCal system at the awarding department, report its statewide participation goals for disabled veteran business enterprises in the overall dollar amount expended each year by the awarding department to the Department of Veterans Affairs General Services.