STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION
Assemblyman UPENDRA J. CHIVUKULA
District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)
Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA
District 15 (Mercer)
Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT
District 6 (Camden)
Assemblywoman NELLIE POU
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblymen Conaway and O'Donnell
Requires development of uniform fee schedule by Department of Treasury for registration and certification of small and women- and minority-owned businesses; requires collaboration to streamline procurement application process.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee with technical review.
An Act concerning the development of a uniform fee schedule for the registration and certification of small and women- and minority-owned businesses, providing for collaboration to streamline procurement application process, and supplementing P.L.1998, c.44 (C.52:27C-61 et seq.).
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The Department of the Treasury shall create and maintain a uniform fee schedule for the registration of small businesses and the certification of minority- and women-owned businesses. The uniform fee schedule adopted pursuant to this section shall take into consideration business size and promote sensitivity to small business entities that bid on public contracts.
The department shall also collaborate with the Minority and Women Business Development Council, established pursuant to Executive Order No. 34 of 2006, to further streamline the procurement application and bidding process across State departments, agencies, and independent authorities, and shall coordinate with other political subdivisions, as may be necessary, in order to promote greater participation of small businesses and minority- and women-owned businesses in the public bidding process.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.