Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1172

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-13-16.5.

Synopsis: Use of minority and women's business enterprises. Expands the duties of the governor's commission on minority and women's business enterprises to include setting goals: (1) for all contracts entered into and grants made with state or local funds or involving the use of state or local real property; or (2) whenever incentives involving state or local funds are offered.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Riecken




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1172



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-13-16.5-2; (09)IN1172.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-13-16.5-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.87-2008, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. (a) There is established a governor's commission on minority and women's business enterprises. The commission shall consist of the following members:
        (1) A governor's designee, who shall serve as chairman of the commission.
        (2) The commissioner of the Indiana department of transportation, or the economic opportunity director of the Indiana department of transportation if the commissioner of the Indiana department of transportation so designates.
        (3) The chairperson of the board of the Indiana economic development corporation or the chairperson's designee.
        (4) The commissioner of the department.
        (5) Nine (9) individuals with demonstrated capabilities in business and industry, especially minority and women's business enterprises, appointed by the governor from the following

geographical areas of the state:
            (A) Three (3) from the northern one-third (1/3) of the state.
            (B) Three (3) from the central one-third (1/3) of the state.
            (C) Three (3) from the southern one-third (1/3) of the state.
        (6) Two (2) members of the house of representatives, no more than one (1) from the same political party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives to serve in a nonvoting advisory capacity.
        (7) Two (2) members of the senate, no more than one (1) from the same political party, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate to serve in a nonvoting advisory capacity.
Not more than six (6) of the ten (10) members appointed or designated by the governor may be of the same political party. Appointed members of the commission shall serve four (4) year terms. A vacancy occurs if a legislative member leaves office for any reason. Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
    (b) Each member of the commission who is not a state employee is entitled to the following:
        (1) The minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b).
        (2) Reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and in the state travel policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (c) Each legislative member of the commission is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances established by the legislative council and paid to members of the general assembly serving on interim study committees. The allowances specified in this subsection shall be paid by the legislative services agency from the amounts appropriated for that purpose.
    (d) A member of the commission who is a state employee but who is not a member of the general assembly is not entitled to any of the following:
        (1) The minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b).
        (2) Reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4.
        (3) Other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties.
    (e) The commission shall meet at least four (4) times each year and at other times as the chairman considers necessary.
    (f) The duties of the commission shall include but not be limited to

the following:
        (1) Identify minority and women's business enterprises in the state.
        (2) Assess the needs of minority and women's business enterprises.
        (3) Initiate aggressive programs to assist minority and women's business enterprises in obtaining state contracts.
        (4) Give special publicity to procurement, bidding, and qualifying procedures.
        (5) Include minority and women's business enterprises on solicitation mailing lists.
        (6) Evaluate the competitive differences between qualified minority or women's nonprofit corporations and other than qualified minority or women's nonprofit corporations that offer similar services and make recommendation to the department on policy changes necessary to ensure fair competition among minority and women's business enterprises.
        (7) Define the duties, goals, and objectives of the deputy commissioner of the department as created under this chapter to assure compliance by all state agencies, separate bodies corporate and politic, and state educational institutions with state and federal legislation and policy concerning the awarding of contracts (including, notwithstanding section 1(d) of this chapter or any other law, contracts of state educational institutions) to minority and women's business enterprises.
        (8) Establish annual goals:
            (A) for the use of minority and women's business enterprises; and
            (B) derived from a statistical analysis of utilization study of state contracts (including, notwithstanding section 1(d) of this chapter or any other law, contracts of state educational institutions) that are required to be updated every five (5) years.
        (9) Prepare a review of the commission and the various affected departments of government to be submitted to the governor and the legislative council on March 1 and October 1 of each year, evaluating progress made in the areas defined in this subsection.
        (10) Ensure that the statistical analysis required under this section:
            (A) is based on goals for participation of minority business enterprises established in Richmond v. Croson, 488 U.S. 469 (1989);


            (B) includes information on both contracts and subcontracts (including, notwithstanding section 1(d) of this chapter or any other law, contracts and subcontracts of state educational institutions); and
            (C) uses data on the combined capacity of minority and women's businesses enterprises in Indiana and not just regional data.
         (11) Establish annual goals for the participation of minority and women's business enterprises for any:
            (A) contract entered into; or
            (B) grant made;
        with the use of state or local funds or involving the use of state or local real property.
        (12) Establish annual goals for the participation of minority and women's business enterprises whenever incentives involving state or local funds are offered by the state or a unit of local government.

    (g) The department shall adopt rules of ethics under IC 4-22-2 for commission members other than commission members appointed under subsection (a)(6) or (a)(7).
    (h) The department shall furnish administrative support and staff as is necessary for the effective operation of the commission.
SOURCE: IC 4-13-16.5-3; (09)IN1172.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 4-13-16.5-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.228-2007, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 3. (a) There is created in the department a deputy commissioner for minority and women's business enterprise development. Upon consultation with the commission, the commissioner of the department, with the approval of the governor, shall appoint an individual who possesses demonstrated capability in business or industry, especially in minority or women's business enterprises, to serve as deputy commissioner to work with the commission in the implementation of this chapter.
    (b) The deputy commissioner shall do the following:
        (1) Identify and certify minority and women's business enterprises for state projects.
        (2) Establish a central certification file.
        (3) Periodically update the certification status of each minority or women's business enterprise.
        (4) Monitor the progress in achieving the goals established under section 2(f)(8), 2(f)(11), and 2(f)(12) of this chapter.
        (5) Require all state agencies, separate bodies corporate and politic, and state educational institutions to report on planned and

actual participation of minority and women's business enterprises in contracts awarded by state agencies. The commissioner may exclude from the reports uncertified minority and women's business enterprises.
        (6) Determine and define opportunities for minority and women's business participation in contracts awarded by all state agencies, separate bodies corporate and politic, and state educational institutions.
        (7) Implement programs initiated by the commission under section 2 of this chapter.
        (8) Perform other duties as defined by the commission or by the commissioner of the department.