ASSEMBLY, No. 920

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

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)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Conaway and O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     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.