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AB-1365 Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 10/10/2019 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1365
CHAPTER 689

An act to add Section 999.55 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to disabled veterans.

[ Approved by Governor  October 09, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 09, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1365, Committee on Veterans Affairs. Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program.
Under existing law, the administering agency for the California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program is the Department of General Services, except in the case of contracts for professional bond services. Existing law requires the Director of General Services to adopt written policies and guidelines establishing a uniform process for state contracting to provide a disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) participation incentive to bidders, which all state agencies are required to use when awarding contracts. Existing law requires an awarding department, upon completion of an awarded contract for which a commitment to achieve a DVBE goal was made, to require the prime contractor that entered into a subcontract with a DVBE to certify to the awarding department specified information relating to amounts paid under the contract.
This bill would require an awarding department to maintain all records of the information provided by the prime contractor pursuant to these provisions and to retain the records for a minimum of 6 years after collection. The bill would direct the awarding department to establish appropriate review procedures for those records to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the award amounts and paid amounts reported.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 999.55 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, immediately following Section 999.5, to read:

999.55.
 An awarding department shall maintain all records of the information provided by the prime contractor pursuant to Section 999.5 and shall establish appropriate review procedures for those records to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the award amounts and paid amounts reported. The records shall be maintained in a manner that facilitates access and review by external auditors. Records collected pursuant to this section shall be retained for a minimum of six years after collection.