SB 252

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
Government Contracts

Companion Bill

HB 1142

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Van Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, there are no provisions which specifically prohibit the government from contracting with a business that also has dealings with known foreign terrorist organizations. SB 252 would require the creation of a list of such businesses by the comptroller and prohibit the government from entering into a contract with any of those businesses.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While this is likely sound public policy, SB 252 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.