Commerce Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-80

Title:

AN ACT EXPANDING TEST BED AUTHORITY AT THE CONSTITUENT UNITS OF THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Vote Date:

3/15/2012

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

2/21/2012

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Commerce Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

Makes it easier for state colleges and universities purchase and use a technology, product, or process being developed by their research programs by exempting them competitive bidding or negotiation requirements.

The exemption applies to a technology, product, or service that:

● The college or university will use in their operations on a trial basis,

● Is part of or related to one of its research programs

● Could potentially benefit the state

● Will not adversely affect someone's safety

● Can be sold in the marketplace

Effective Date July 1, 2012

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

None

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

NONE

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Reported by: Lori Musco

Date: March 16, 2012