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CA AB 2262

Title: Small business.
Author: Stephanie Nguyen

Summary
AB 2262, as amended, Reyes. Small business. Existing law creates within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development the Office of Small Business Advocate, which is led by the Small Business Advocate, to advocate the causes of small business and to provide small businesses with the information they need to survive in the marketplace. Existing law requires the advocate to, among other duties, collaborate with the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services in their activities under the Small Business Procurement and Contract Act, including promoting small business certification.This bill would also require the advocate to collaborate with local agencies on the development and implementation of local strategies to increase small business participation in local procurement opportunities, as specified. In this connection, the bill would authorize a local agency, as defined, to establish a Small Business Utilization Program (SBUP) to increase small businesses’ participation in local agency procurement opportunities. The bill would require an SBUP, to facilitate the participation of small businesses in the provision of goods, information technology, and services to the local agency, to establish a small business certification process. As part of this process, the bill would require the SBUP, to the extent feasible, to include all of specified criteria, including, among other things, a minimum goal of 25% procurement participation for small businesses certification.The bill would authorize a local agency to submit information on its small business procurement participation to the Office of Small Business Advocate, including progress toward meeting utilization goals. The bill would require the Office of Small Business Advocate, subject to funding being available, and upon appropriation by the Legislature for these purposes, to issue its first data call to local agencies on or before November 15, 2026, as specified. The bill would include related legislative findings.

Status
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2262 - 05/16/24 - Amended Assembly
05/16/24 - CA AB 2262 (05/16/24 - Amended Assembly)


CA AB 2262 - 03/19/24 - Amended Assembly
03/19/24 - CA AB 2262 (03/19/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2262 - 03/19/24 - Amended Assembly
03/19/24 - CA AB 2262 (03/19/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2262 - 02/08/24 - Introduced
02/08/24 - CA AB 2262 (02/08/24 - Introduced)

CA AB 2262 - 02/08/24 - Introduced
02/08/24 - CA AB 2262 (02/08/24 - Introduced)

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