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Outside Section 214
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Department of Correction procurement

SECTION 214.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of correction shall reprocure food and commissary services provided at all institutions with a contract to decrease expenses and increase efficiencies throughout the department. The department shall solicit new bids for such services and reprocurement shall be subject to an open and competitive bid process. The department of correction shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means on the reprocurement progress and projected cost-savings on or before January 15, 2015. In executing the reprocurement of such services, the department shall notify each county sheriff who may elect to participate in the reprocurement of such services.

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section, as I did a year ago, because the Department of Correction recently re-procured its food and commissary contracts after lengthy processes, and it cannot legally interfere with existing contracts.