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Summary: HB 1050 would modify construction rules in response to HB 618 that was passed last session. HB 1050 would change the ability of government entities to purchase construction items within a purchasing cooperative that exceeds $50,000 by requiring certifications. The legislation would also change design-build requirements, prohibit bid shopping after a government entity has made a selection, adapt change orders to make it easier to move forward with making a change without needing approval, and removes duplicative language.
Analysis: HB 1050 would function as a clean-up bill that seeks to make the construction process more efficient and potentially less costly in the future. Because the legislation would neither offend nor directly support our liberty principles, we stand neutral on HB 1050.