Bill Text: NC H783 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Define Locally Sourced/Public Contracts

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2015-04-15 - Ref to the Com on Local Government, if favorable, Commerce and Job Development, if favorable, Finance [H783 Detail]

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2015

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HOUSE BILL 783

 

 

Short Title:        Define Locally Sourced/Public Contracts.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representative L. Hall (Primary Sponsor).

For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.

Referred to:

Local Government, if favorable, Commerce and Job Development, if favorable, Finance.

April 15, 2015

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to clarify when bidders on state and local contracts may maintain that goods are produced locally.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Article 8 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

"§ 143‑134.4.  Definition of locally sourced goods and services.

(a)        Requirement. A bidder for a contract to be let by a municipality or county and that is subject to this Article shall not state that goods to be provided under the contract are produced locally or that services to be provided under the contract are provided by local contractors or subcontractors, or make any substantially similar claim, unless the goods are produced, or the contractors and subcontractors based, within the applicable radius.

(b)        Definition of Applicable Radius. For purposes of this section, the term "applicable radius" means one of the following, as applicable:

(1)        If the public entity letting the contract is a municipality, a radius of 50 miles from that municipality.

(2)        If the public entity letting the contract is a county, a radius of a distance equal to the distance between the center of the county and the farthest point in that county."

SECTION 2.  Article 3 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

"§ 143‑63.3.  Definition of locally sourced goods.

(a)        Requirement. A bidder for a contract that is subject to this Article shall not state that goods to be provided under the contract are produced locally or make any substantially similar claim unless the goods are produced within the applicable radius.

(b)        Definition of Applicable Radius. For purposes of this section, the term "applicable radius" means one of the following, as applicable:

(1)        If the public entity letting the contract is a municipality, a radius of 50 miles from that municipality.

(2)        If the public entity letting the contract is a county, a radius of a distance equal to the distance between the center of the county and the farthest point in that county."

SECTION 3.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

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