Louisiana Bill Reduces Public Contract Amounts - State and Federal Communications

June 21, 2011  •  

Louisiana Bill Reduces Public Contract Amounts

Louisiana State CapitolA Louisiana House bill now in the Senate would reduce some public contracts by ten-percent for fiscal year 2011-2012.

As originally introduced, House Bill 15 would require a ten-percent reduction in the total dollar amount for professional, personal, and consulting service contracts. House and Senate amendments, both concerned about the bill negatively affecting some social services, delete references to professional and personal services, limiting the focus to consulting services.

Under the bill, new contracts with the state could not exceed the reduced dollar amount determined by existing contracts. Examinations of these contracts would fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of Contractual Review.

Photo of the Louisiana State Capitol by Richard Rutter on Wikipedia.

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