Bill Text: NJ A4411 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requires State to enter into contract for COVID-19 testing kits for purchase by institutions of higher education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-10-08 - Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee [A4411 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-A4411-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 4411

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JULY 16, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblyman  LOUIS D. GREENWALD

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman  PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Danielsen and Assemblywoman Murphy

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires State to enter into contract for personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing kits for purchase by institutions of higher education. 

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Higher Education Committee on October 8, 2020, with amendments.

 


An Act concerning the purchase of 1personal protective equipment and1 COVID-19 testing kits by institutions of higher education and supplementing chapter 34 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, shall award a contract or contracts for the procurement of 1personal protective equipment and1 COVID-19 testing kits, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes, which shall include antibody testing kits and nasal swab testing kits, to a bidder or bidders whose proposal will be most advantageous to the State.  The director, in consultation with the commissioner, may make awards to multiple bidders in accordance with section 1 of P.L.1986, c.26 (C.52:34-12.1).

     b.    The governing board of a public institution of higher education or an independent institution of higher education, without advertising for bids, or after having rejected all bids obtained pursuant to advertising therefor, by resolution may purchase 1personal protective equipment and1 COVID-19 testing kits through the contract or contracts for such 1equipment and1 testing kits entered into by the Division of Purchase and Property, pursuant to the provisions of subsection a. of this section.

     c.     The Commissioner of Health shall coordinate the purchase of 1personal protective equipment and1 COVID-19 testing kits by public institutions of higher education and independent institutions of higher education which determine to purchase the 1equipment and1 testing kits in accordance with subsection b. of this section. 

     d.    As used in this section:

     "Independent institution of higher education" means an eligible institution as defined under subsection a. of section 3 of P.L.1979, c.132 (C.18A:72B-17).

     "Public institution of higher education" means Rutgers, The State University, the State colleges, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Montclair State University, the county colleges and any other public university or college now or hereafter established or authorized by law.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately. 

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