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HB 288: "An Act relating to procurement preferences for corporations and partnerships owned by persons with disabilities."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 288                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to procurement preferences for corporations and partnerships                                           
02 owned by persons with disabilities."                                                                                    
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 36.30.170(e) is amended to read:                                                                    
05  (e)  If a bidder qualifies under (b) of this section as an Alaska bidder, is a                                       
06 qualifying entity [SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP OWNED BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO                                                      
07 IS A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY], and is the lowest responsible and responsive                                            
08 bidder with a bid that is not more than 10 percent higher than the lowest bid, the                                      
09 procurement officer shall award the contract to that bidder.  This subsection does not                                  
10 give a bidder who would otherwise qualify for a preference under this subsection a                                      
11 preference over another bidder who would otherwise qualify for a preference under this                                  
12 subsection or (f) of this section.  In this subsection, "qualifying entity" means a                                    
13   (1)  sole proprietorship owned by a person with a disability;                                                        
14   (2)  partnership if each of the partners is a person with a disability;                                              
01 or                                                                                                                      
02   (3)  corporation that is wholly owned by individuals if each of the                                                  
03 individuals is a person with a disability.