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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1399         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1742

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to veteran-owned small businesses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Jason Lewis

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1399        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1742

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1742) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a service-disabled veteran-owned small business procurement program for state contracts and purchasing.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1831 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to veteran-owned small businesses.
 

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

              SECTION 1. Section 40N of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 11, after the word “business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place thereof: “,”

              ; and further, in line 11, by inserting after the word “businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 14, by inserting after the word “market”, the following: “; (6) minority, women and veterans business enterprises frequently face special handicaps and problems in achieving viable economic status; (7) the commonwealth is committed to creating a culture of inclusion that values and promotes non-discrimination, equal opportunity and diversity in all aspects of Commonwealth employment, business, programs, activities, and services”

              ; and further, in line 14, by inserting after the word “end,”, the following: “and in accordance with the powers and duties of the supplier diversity office, as set forth in section 61 of chapter 7,”

              ; and further, in line 14, after the word “minority”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place thereof: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 15, by inserting after the word “businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 21, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place thereof: “,”

              ; and further, in line 21, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 58, by inserting after the word “project.”, a new paragraph as follows: ““Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business”, a business that is verified by the federal government’s Department of Veterans Affairs pursuant to the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109-461, the procurement program for verified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses, and determined to be a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and Pub. L. 111-275.”

              ; and further, in line 64, by inserting after the word “commonwealth;”, a new paragraph as follows: ““Supplier diversity office” or “SDO”, shall have the same meaning as found in section 58 of chapter 7.”

              ; and further, in line 75, after the words “director of the”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance, may” and inserting in place thereof: “supplier diversity office, shall”

              ; and further, in line 77, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 78, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 80, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 80, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 81, by inserting after the words “building projects”, the following: “; and, in no case shall the participation goals established for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses be lower than the greater of the participation goals established for minority-owned and women-owned businesses”

              ; and further, in line 82, after the words “minority-owned business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 83, by inserting after the word “business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 84, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 84, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 89, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 89, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses; however, in no case shall the participation goals established for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses be lower than the greater of the participation goals established for minority-owned and women-owned businesses”

              ;and further, in line 89, after the word “the”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance” and inserting in place thereof: “supplier diversity office”

              ; and further, in line 92, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 92, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 94, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 94, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 95, after the word “of”, by striking out the word “SOMWBA” and inserting in place thereof: “SDO”

              ; and further, in line 100, after the word “of”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance” and inserting in place thereof: “the supplier diversity office”

              ; and further, in line 101-102, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 102, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 108, by inserting after the word “year.”, the following: “The participation goals established for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses shall be no less than the greater of the participation goals established by the supplier diversity office for minority-owned and women-owned businesses for contracts awarded for capital facility projects and state assisted building projects in the calendar year.”

              ; and further, in line 110, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the words “and for” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 110, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 112, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 113, by inserting after the word “businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 115, after the words “minority owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 115, by inserting after the words “women owned businesses,”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 119, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 120, by inserting after the word “businesses,”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 121, after the words “director of the”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance” and inserting in place thereof: “supplier diversity office”

              ; and further, in line 124, after the words “minority-owned business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 125, by inserting after the word “business,”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 125-126, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 126, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 134, after the words “program, the”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance” and inserting in place thereof: “supplier diversity office”

              ; and further, in line 147, after the word “the”, by striking out the words “state office of minority and women business assistance” and inserting in place thereof: “supplier diversity office”

              ; and further, in line 155, after the words “minority owned business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 155, by inserting after the words “women owned business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 156, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “or” and inserting in place there of: “business,”

              ; and further, in line 156, by inserting after the words “women-owned business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 159, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 159, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”.

              SECTION 2. Section 61 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 29, after the word “minority”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”              ; and further, in line 29, by inserting after the word “women”, the following: “and veteran”

              ; and further, in line 41-42, after the word “minority”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 42, by inserting after the word “women”, the following: “and veteran”

              ; and further, in line 42, after the word “minority”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 42, by inserting after the word “women”, the following: “and veteran”

              ; and further, in line 57, after the word “persons”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 57, by inserting after the word “women”, the following: “and veterans”

              ; and further, in line 80, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 80, by inserting after the word “businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 82-83, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “business,”

              ; and further, in line 83, by inserting after the word “business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 84-85, after the word “minority-owned business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 85, by inserting after the words “women-owned business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 86, after the word “businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 87, by inserting after the word “businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 104, after the words “minority owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 104, by inserting after the words “women owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 109, after the words “minority owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 109, by inserting after the words “women owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 114, after the words “women-owned businesses”, by striking out the words “or both” and inserting in place there of: “, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or all three”

              ; and further, in line 116, after the words “minority-owned businesses”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 116, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”

              ; and further, in line 118, by inserting after the word “factors”, the following: “and in no case shall the participation goals established for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses be lower than the greater of the participation goals established for minority-owned and women-owned businesses”

              ; and further, in line 132, after the words “minority owned business”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “,”

              ; and further, in line 132, by inserting after the words “women owned business”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 133, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “or” and inserting in place there of: “business,”

              ; and further, in line 133, by inserting after the words “women-owned business”, the following: “or service-disabled veteran-owned small business”

              ; and further, in line 136, after the words “minority-owned”, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place there of: “businesses,”

              ; and further, in line 136, by inserting after the words “women-owned businesses”, the following: “and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses”.

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