ASSEMBLY, No. 3596

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 6, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  SHEILA Y. OLIVER

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

Assemblyman  GILBERT "WHIP" L. WILSON

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblywoman  BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN

District 15 (Mercer)

Assemblywoman  L. GRACE SPENCER

District 29 (Essex and Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Johnson, Fuentes, Caputo, Mainor, Assemblywomen Jasey, Tucker, Assemblymen Conaway, Schaer, Coutinho, Assemblywomen Riley, Pou, Assemblyman Giblin, Assemblywoman Evans, Assemblyman Burzichelli, Assemblywoman Quigley, Assemblyman Conners, Senators Cunningham, Stack and Ruiz

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Authorizes local public contract set-aside program for employers who hire former prisoners.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning certain public contract set-aside programs and amending P.L.1985, c.482.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  Section 2 of P.L.1985, c.482 (C.40A:11-42) is amended to read as follows:

     2.  a.  The governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, establish a qualified minority business enterprise set-aside program.  In authorizing such a program, the governing body of a county or municipality shall establish a goal for its contracting agencies of setting aside a certain percentage of the dollar value of total procurements to be awarded as set-aside contracts to qualified minority business enterprises.

      b.   The governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, establish a qualified women's business enterprise set-aside program.  In authorizing such a program, the governing body of a county or municipality shall establish a goal for its contracting agencies of setting aside a certain percentage of the dollar value of total procurements to be awarded as set-aside contracts to qualified women's business enterprises.

      c.   The governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, establish a qualified small business enterprise set-aside program.  In authorizing such a program, the governing body of a county or municipality shall establish a goal for its contracting agencies of setting aside a certain percentage of the dollar value of total procurements to be awarded as set-aside contracts to qualified small business enterprises.

     d.  The governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, establish a qualified prisoner re-entry employer set-aside program.  In authorizing such a program, the governing body of a county or municipality shall establish a goal for its contracting agencies of setting aside a certain percentage of the dollar value of total procurements to be awarded as set-aside contracts to qualified business enterprises that employ former prisoners.    

(cf: P.L.1985, c.482, s.2)

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.


STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that the governing body of a county or municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, establish a qualified prisoner re-entry employer set-aside program.  In authorizing such a program, the governing body shall establish a goal for its contracting agencies of setting aside a certain percentage of the dollar value of total procurements to be awarded as set-aside contracts to qualified business enterprises that employ former prisoners.