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2017 Senate Bill 69: Keep more government pre-contract bid information secret

Public Act 21 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 26, 2017
To revise details of a Freedom of Information Act exception that allows government bodies to withhold documents related to contractor bids before contracts are awarded. The bill would expand the exception to include the public body’s “evaluation materials” and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on January 26, 2017
Reported in the Senate on February 8, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 14, 2017
To expand the bill to include records created "in the preparation" of a bid.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Morris Hood, III (D) on February 15, 2017
To not award a state contract to the lowest bidder if this is an out-of-state company, unless in-state vendors who are not the lowest bidder are given an extra 30 days to meet or beat the company's bid.
The amendment failed 11 to 24 in the Senate on February 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 5 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed 15 to 21 in the Senate on February 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 3 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed 18 to 18 in the Senate on February 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 1 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed 18 to 18 in the Senate on February 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 0.5 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 0.5 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 0.25 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 15, 2017
To mandate that at least 0.1 percent of money spent on state contracts go to disabled veterans. Under current law this a goal but not a mandate.
The amendment failed 15 to 21 in the Senate on February 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on February 15, 2017
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on February 15, 2017
Reported in the House on February 22, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 2, 2017
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on March 2, 2017
Received in the House on March 8, 2017
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on March 8, 2017.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the House on March 21, 2017
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 21, 2017
The vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on March 21, 2017
Substitute offered by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on March 21, 2017
To adopt a version that narrows the scope the bill by exempting from disclosure only contract bid documents in the period before the bids are opened, and a bidder's actual trade secrets as defined by another state law.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 21, 2017
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on March 21, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise details of a Freedom of Information Act exception that allows government bodies to withhold documents related to contractor bids before contracts are awarded. The bill would expand the exception to also include a bidder's actual trade secrets as defined by another state law.
Received in the Senate on March 22, 2017
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 22, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which narrowed the scope of the open records exemption.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 30, 2017

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