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AB-1632 Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1632


Introduced by Assembly Member Boerner Horvath

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 14839 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1632, as introduced, Boerner Horvath. Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services.
Existing law establishes the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services within the Department of General Services to, among other things, provide technical and managerial aids to small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises by conducting workshops on matters in connection with government procurement contracting, and assisting small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises in complying with the procedures for bidding on state contracts.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14839 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14839.
 There is hereby established within the department the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services. The duties of the office shall include:
(a) Compiling and maintaining a comprehensive bidders list of qualified small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises, and noting which small businesses also qualify as microbusinesses.
(b) Coordinating with the Federal Small Business Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, and the Office of Small Business Development of the Department of Economic and Business Development.
(c) Providing technical and managerial aids to small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises, enterprises by conducting workshops on matters in connection with government procurement and contracting.
(d) Assisting small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises, enterprises in complying with the procedures for bidding on state contracts.
(e) Working with appropriate state, federal, local, and private organizations and business enterprises in disseminating information on bidding procedures and opportunities available to small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises.
(f) Making recommendations to the department and other state agencies for simplification of specifications and terms in order to increase the opportunities for small business, microbusiness, and disabled veteran business enterprise participation.
(g) Developing, by regulation, other programs and practices that are reasonably necessary to aid and protect the interest of small businesses, microbusinesses, and disabled veteran business enterprises in contracting with the state.
(h) Making efforts to develop, in cooperation with associations representing counties, cities, and special districts, a core statewide small business certification application that may be adopted by all participating entities, with any supplemental provisions to be added as necessary by the respective entities.
(i) The information furnished by each contractor requesting a small business or microbusiness preference shall be under penalty of perjury.