Maine LD 244: An Act To Require the Use of Preapproved Subcontractors for Publicly Funded Construction Projects

LD 244 (subjects: STATE GOVERNMENT , CONTRACTED SERVICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=244&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Jennifer DeChant of Bath: (D – District 52) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on State and Local Government suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, in concurrence.
6/12/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 228
(Yeas 77 – Nays 65 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-395) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-395).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset The Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/15/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-395).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Require the Use of Preapproved Subcontractors for Publicly Funded Construction Projects

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 1743-D is enacted to read:

1743-D. Preapproved subcontractors

1. Subcontractor chosen from preapproved list. A proposer, as defined in section 1743, that is awarded a capital improvement contract subject to competitive bidding in accordance with this subchapter with a value greater than $100,000 and that included in its bid the use of a subcontractor must be assigned a subcontractor from a list of approved subcontractors compiled by the Director of the Bureau of General Services as described in this section. If the work of the subcontractor included in the proposer’s bid has a good-faith estimate value of $10,000 or less, the proposer may use a subcontractor of the proposer’s choosing.
2. Compilation of preapproved subcontractor list. The Director of the Bureau of General Services shall submit a general request for proposals for the components of future capital improvement projects listed in subsection 3. The form for a general request for proposals may be determined by the director. The request for proposals must indicate that the bidder is seeking to be included among a list of preapproved subcontractors to be selected to complete a component of capital improvement projects, as listed in subsection 3, for which future contracts may be awarded. The subcontractor bids must be submitted in a manner that allows the director to estimate the cost to complete the subject component of a capital improvement project. A subcontractor that submits a bid to be included on the preapproved list may indicate any general contractors with whom it prefers to work and any general contractors with whom it chooses not to work.
3. Project components subject to selection from preapproved list. The Director of the Bureau of General Services shall compile a list of approved subcontractors for the following components of capital improvement projects:

A. Roofing and flashing;
B. Waterproofing, damp-proofing and caulking;
C. Lathing and plastering;
D. Marble;
E. Terrazzo;
F. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning;
G. Painting;
H. Masonry;
I. Glass and glazing;
J. Plumbing;
K. Electrical;
L. Elevators;
M. Metal windows;
N. Ornamental iron or metal work;
O. Acoustical tile; and
P. Resilient floors.

4. Rules. The Director of the Bureau of General Services shall adopt rules to administer this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

summary

This bill requires the use of preapproved subcontractors for certain components of work included in bids awarded to general contractors for public improvement construction projects subject to competitive bidding.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 244 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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