Under existing law, the Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee reviews contracts of state departments for personal or professional services with private entities or individuals to be paid out of appropriated funds
Contracts let in specified emergency situations may be let for 60 days without committee review, but a succeeding contract is subject to review by the committee. Personal and professional service contracts let by competitive bid are excluded from review
This bill would clarify that all emergency contracts excepted from legislative committee review, irrespective of the emergency circumstances, would have a term of no more than 60 days and a second identical or substantially similar emergency contract for those particular services could not be let within one year of the commencement date of the initial emergency contract
Relating to personal and professional services contracts; amending Section 29-2-41.1 and Section 41-16-72, as last amended by Act 2011-577, 2011 Regular Session, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide further for emergency contracts.
|February 7, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
|SB59 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced