1-1     By:  West                                             S.B. No. 1416
 1-2           (In the Senate - Filed March 12, 1999; March 15, 1999, read
 1-3     first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs;
 1-4     April 19, 1999, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
 1-5     Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0; April 19, 1999,
 1-6     sent to printer.)
 1-7     COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 1416                   By:  Brown
 1-8                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-9                                   AN ACT
1-10     relating to the procedures for requesting and receiving bids on
1-11     certain state construction projects.
1-13           SECTION 1.  Subsections (a) and (b), Section 2166.253,
1-14     Government Code, are amended to read as follows:
1-15           (a)  After final approval of a project's working plans and
1-16     specifications and their acceptance by a using agency, the
1-17     commission shall advertise in one newspaper of general circulation,
1-18     in [and] the Texas Register, and in an electronic format as
1-19     required by Section 2155.083  for bids or proposals for the
1-20     construction of and related work on the project.
1-21           (b)  Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (c) and
1-22     (d), the commission shall allow bidders not less than 30 days after
1-23     the date the commission issues the bid documents to respond to an
1-24     invitation to bid.
1-25           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-26     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-27     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-28     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-29     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-30     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-31     passage, and it is so enacted.
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