HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4081        FILED ON: 3/20/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3970



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to transparency of state contracts and expenditures..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Chapter 7 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 4Q the following section:-

Section 4R.  The executive office of administration and finance shall develop a free searchable website with detached and comprehensive information about state contracts and expenditures.

Such website should have up to date information on the status of pending as well as awarded state contracts.  A certain dollar amount for state contract awards and specific agency expenditures that will be posted may be set by appropriate authority.