HB 1965

83(R) - 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Linda Harper-Brown

Bill Caption

Relating to the state contracting duties of the quality assurance team and Contract Advisory Team.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated. The Department of Information Resources (DIR) indicates the need for additional staff to the develop policies and procedures and to monitor state agencies. DIR anticipates recovering the costs from administrative fees (appropriated receipts deposited to the Clearing Fund Account) which are charged to state agencies and local entities which purchase goods and services through DIR's cooperative contracts program. The Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates there would be a cost associated with implementing the provisions of the bill related to the additional duties of the Contract Advisory Team. It is anticipated that the additional costs could be absorbed within existing resources. The Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Governor, Legislative Budget Board and State Auditor's Office indicate that any additional costs associated with implementation of the bill could be absorbed within existing resources.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1965 would require the Quality Assurance Team and Contract Advisory Team to implement quality improvement measures for agencies' contract management process. This legislation would implement quality improvement measures intended to result in value-based contracting practices to ensure that agencies meet service needs.

Analysis: It is unclear whether this legislation would achieve the goal of reducing state spending, and it is possible this will result in an overall increase in cost to the state if the program does not create enough savings to outpace the cost of the program itself. Due to the legislation neither supporting nor offending our liberty principles, we stand neutral on HB 1965.