BILL NUMBER: AB 1773 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Allen FEBRUARY 18, 2014 An act to amend Section 19209 of the Public Contract Code, relating to courts. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1773, as introduced, Allen. Public contracts: courts. Existing law requires the Judicial Council to provide two annual reports each year to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the State Auditor that provides information related to the procurement of contracts for the judicial branch. This bill would require the two annual reports to include a list of all contracts, contract history of amendments, and other specified information about how and to whom the contract was let. This bill would also require the reports to be provided in an electronic format, as specified. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 19209 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read: 19209. (a) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, beginning in 2012, twice each year, the Judicial Council shall provide a report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the State Auditor that provides information related to procurement of contracts for the judicial branch. One report shall be provided no later than February 1 of each year, covering the period from July 1 through December 31 of the prior year, and the second report shall be provided no later than August 1 of each year, covering the period from January 1 through June 30 of the same year. (b) Each of the two annual reports shall include a list of all vendors or contractors receiving payments from any judicial branch entities. For each vendor or contractor receiving any payment during the reporting period, the report shall provide a separate listing for each distinct contract between that vendor or contractor and a judicial branch entity. For every vendor or contractor listed in the report, including for each distinct contract for those contractors or vendors with more than one payment during the period, the report shall further identify the amount of payment to the contractor or vendor, the type of service or good provided, and the judicial branch entity or entities with which the vendor or contractor was contracted to provide that service or good. (c) Each of the two annual reports shall include a list of all contract amendments , and the contract history for each amendment, including the dates and amounts of its amendments, made during the report period. For each amendment, the report shall identify the vendor or contractor, the type of service or good provided under the contract, the nature of the amendment, the duration of the amendment, and the cost of the amendment. (d) Each of the two annual reports shall include a list of all contracts entered into during the report period, including the dates, amounts, and durations of the contracts. (e) Each of the two annual reports shall include information on whether each contract was competitively bid, the justification for contracts that were not competitively bid, and identify whether the contract was with a disabled veteran business enterprise. (f) Each of the two annual reports shall identify, for an information technology contract, whether the contract was with a small business, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 14837 of the Government Code. (g) Each of the two annual reports shall be provided in an electronic format in which the date can be readily searched, sorted, extracted, organized, or filtered.