Senate File 2139 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2139 BY FEENSTRA , ANDERSON , BERTRAND , BOETTGER , CHAPMAN , GREINER , SINCLAIR , ROZENBOOM , ERNST , ZUMBACH , KAPUCIAN , SMITH , ZAUN , WHITVER , BREITBACH , SEGEBART , BEHN , and GUTH A BILL FOR An Act concerning requirements for state purchasing from prison 1 industries. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5631XS (3) 85 ec/nh
S.F. 2139 Section 1. Section 8A.302, subsection 1, Code 2014, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Providing a system of uniform standards and 3 specifications for purchasing. When the system is developed, 4 all items of general use shall be purchased by state agencies 5 through the department, except items provided for under 6 section 904.808 or items used by the state board of regents 7 and institutions under the control of the state board of 8 regents. However, the department may authorize the department 9 of transportation, the department for the blind, and any other 10 agencies otherwise exempted by law from centralized purchasing, 11 to directly purchase items used by those agencies without going 12 through the department, if the department of administrative 13 services determines such purchasing is in the best interests 14 of the state. However, items of general use may be purchased 15 through the department by any governmental entity. 16 Sec. 2. Section 904.807, Code 2014, is amended to read as 17 follows: 18 904.807 Price lists to public officials —— Iowa state 19 industries . 20 The state director shall cause to be prepared from time 21 to time classified and itemized price lists of the products 22 manufactured by Iowa state industries. Such lists shall be 23 made available to the public and furnished to all boards of 24 supervisors, boards of directors of school corporations, 25 city councils, and all other state, county, city and school 26 departments and officials empowered to purchase supplies and 27 equipment for public purposes. 28 Sec. 3. Section 904.808, subsection 1, Code 2014, is amended 29 by striking the subsection. 30 Sec. 4. REPEAL. Section 8A.313, Code 2014, is repealed. 31 EXPLANATION 32 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 33 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 34 This bill concerns the purchase of products manufactured by 35 -1- LSB 5631XS (3) 85 ec/nh 1/ 2
S.F. 2139 Iowa state (prison) industries by state agencies. 1 Code section 8A.302, concerning state government purchasing, 2 is amended to eliminate the exception from the requirements for 3 state agency purchasing of items of general use through the 4 department of administrative services for items produced by 5 prison industries. 6 Code section 904.807, concerning the preparation of price 7 lists for items produced by prison industries, is amended to 8 provide that the price lists shall be made available to the 9 public. 10 Code section 904.808, subsection 1, establishing state 11 purchasing requirements relative to items produced by prison 12 industries, is stricken. Code section 8A.313, providing 13 an appeal process relative to disputes arising out of the 14 purchasing provisions of Code section 904.808, is also 15 repealed. Code section 904.808 provides that state agencies 16 are required to purchase items produced by prison industries 17 unless a purchase from another source is made under emergency 18 circumstances or if prison industries is unable to meet the 19 performance characteristics of the purchase request for the 20 product by the state agency. 21 -2- LSB 5631XS (3) 85 ec/nh 2/ 2