BILL NUMBER: AB 290	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Buchanan

                        FEBRUARY 8, 2011

   An act to amend Section 4531 of the Government Code, relating to
public contracts.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 290, as introduced, Buchanan. Target Area Contract Preference
Act.
   Existing law, the State Contract Act, generally governs
contracting by state agencies. The Target Area Contract Preference
Act requires a state agency to award a bidding preference to
companies meeting specified requirements, and makes certain
declarations in this regard.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the
Legislature's declarations.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 4531 of the Government Code is amended to read:

   4531.  The Legislature hereby declares that it serves a public
purpose, and is of benefit to the state, to encourage and facilitate
job maintenance and job development in distressed and declining areas
of cities and towns in the state. It is the intent of the
Legislature to further these goals by providing appropriate
preferences to  California based  
California-based  companies  submitting  
that submit  bids or proposals for state contracts to be
performed at worksites in distressed areas by persons with a high
risk of unemployment when the contract is for goods or services in
excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).