H.P. 26 - L.D. 19
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 130: Implementation of the State Purchasing Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Apparel, Footwear and Textiles, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A requires legislative authorization before major substantive agency rules may be finally adopted by the agency; and
Whereas, the above-named major substantive rule has been submitted to the Legislature for review; and
Whereas, immediate enactment of this resolve is necessary to record the Legislature's position on final adoption of the rule; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it
Sec. 1. Adoption. Resolved: That final adoption of portions of Chapter 130: Implementation of State Purchasing Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Apparel, Footwear and Textiles, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, that has been submitted to the Legislature for review pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A is authorized only if the rules are amended as follows:
1. The rules must be amended to include at the end of the Bidding Procedures section the following: The names and addresses of suppliers at point of assembly may be kept confidential and not open for public inspection if the State Purchasing Agent determines the bidder has a program of monitoring that certifies its suppliers comply with the state purchasing code of conduct.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.
Effective April 25, 2003.
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