HB 1909-S - DIGEST

Changes the duties of the department of veterans affairs relating to certification of veteran-owned businesses.

Encourages state agencies to award five percent of procurement contracts to veteran-owned businesses.

Requires the department of veterans affairs to: (1) Make their list of veteran-owned businesses accessible to state agencies and educational institutions;

(2) Work with the department of enterprise services to provide access to a centralized list of certified veteran-owned businesses and to develop a comprehensive plan insuring that certified veteran-owned businesses are provided an opportunity to participate in public contracts for public works and goods and services; and

(3) Report annually on all state agencies and educational institutions contracting with veteran-owned businesses.