BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  AB 759
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          Date of Hearing:   May 13, 2009

                                Kevin De Leon, Chair

                      AB 759 (Ma) - As Amended:  April 14, 2009 

          Policy Committee:                              Business and  
          Professions  Vote:                            7-4

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:               


          This bill modifies information the Department of General  
          Services (DGS) is required to report regarding the level of  
          participation in state contracts of business enterprises by  
          race, ethnicity, and gender of the owner, to the extent such  
          information is voluntarily reported to the department.   
          Specifically, this bill:

          1)Requires, in addition to the existing categories of (1)  
            construction, (2) purchase of materials, supplies, or  
            equipment, and (3) professional services, that participation  
            in contracts in the following categories be reported:

             a)   Architectural, engineering, and other professional  

             b)   Information technology procurements.

          2)Requires that the report include the dollar value of all  
            contract in the categories described in (1).

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Minor annual special fund costs (around $30,000) to DGS for the  
          additional reporting requirements.


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           Purpose  .  According to the author's office, this bill allows the  
          state to better assess the participation rate and goals of women  
          or minority-owned businesses in statewide contracting.  Current  
          law requires DGS to report on the participation in state  
          contracts of disabled veterans business enterprises according to  
          the same categories specified in this bill.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916) 319-2081