Reference is to Printer's Date 4/24/13--H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 1-30-125(A), SECTION 4, Part III, page [22-3], beginning on line 1, by striking item (14) in its entirety.
Amend further, subsection V., as contained in SECTION 6, Part IV, page [22-38], by striking on line 18 / , and 11-35-5270 / and beginning on page [22-39] and beginning on line 34 by striking Section 11-35-5270 in its entirety.
Amend further, Section 1-11-15, SECTION 8, Part VI, page [22-66], by inserting after line 11 a new subsection to read:
/ (G) Effective July 1, 2014, the Small and Minority Business Assistance Office, as established by Section 11-35-5270, is transferred to the Office of Secretary of State as a Division of this Office to be renamed the Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification. /
Amend further, SECTION 8, Part VI, page [22-66], after line 29, by adding a new subsection C. to read:
/ C. Section 11-35-5270 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
A Small and Minority Business Assistance Office
(SMBAO) shall The Division of Small and Minority
Business Contracting and Certification must be established
within the Office of the Secretary of State to assist the
board South Carolina Contracts and
Accountability Authority and other appropriate entities
including and the Department of Revenue in
carrying out the intent of this article. The responsibilities
of the division shall include, but
are not be limited to, the following:
Assist assisting the chief
procurement officers and governmental bodies in developing
policies and procedures which will facilitate awarding contracts
to small and minority firms;
Assist assisting the chief
procurement officers in aiding small and minority-owned firms
and community-based business in developing organizations to
provide technical assistance to minority firms;
Assist assisting with the
procurement and management training for small and minority firm
Assist assisting in the
identification of responsive small and minority firms;
process receiving and processing applications to
be registered as a minority firm in accordance with Section
(6) create a new Uniform Certification System to streamline the certification process and reduce the redundancy in certifying women and minority-owned businesses and create a centralized small and minority business contracting and certification database;
The SMBAO may revoke revoking the
certification of any firm which that has
been found to have engaged in any of the following:
(a) fraud or deceit in obtaining the certification;
(b) furnishing of substantially inaccurate or incomplete information concerning ownership or financial status;
(c) failure to report changes which affect the requirements for certification;
(d) gross negligence, incompetence, financial irresponsibility, or misconduct in the practice of his business; or
(e) wilful violation of any provision of this article.
After a period of one year, the
SMBAO division may reissue a certificate
of eligibility provided acceptable evidence has been presented
to the commission that the conditions which caused the
revocation have been corrected." /
Renumber items to conform.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.