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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.272

Introduced by   Representative Jewett of Ripton

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Executive branch; personal services contracts; outsourcing; prohibition

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit state agencies from entering into personal services contracts with contractors who perform work at a site outside the United States.

AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE OUTSOURCING OF STATE SERVICES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  3 V.S.A. § 345 is added to read:

§ 345.  PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS; OUTSOURCING;

            PROHIBITION

(a)  The secretary of administration shall conduct a review of all state contracts valued at over $50,000.00 to determine whether any of the contractors perform work outside the United States.  The secretary shall file a report of his or her findings with the general assembly on January 1, 2008 and on January 1 of each year thereafter.

(b)  No state agency shall enter into a personal services contract with a contractor who performs the work required by the contract at a site outside the United States.  A contractor shall not be deemed to perform work at a site outside the United States solely because the contractor may own foreign investments.

(c)  A contractor who submits a bid for a personal services contract shall certify that the services the contractor will provide will be performed in the United States.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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