|Date Requested:January 09, 2014
Time Requested:03:37 PM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
|The purpose of this bill is to require all uniforms purchased by the state be manufactured in the United States. It requires the Purchasing Director to set standards requiring uniforms made in the United States and requires purchases after June 30, 2014, to be made in the United States. It is difficult for the Department of Administration to determine the fiscal impact of the proposed legislation. Several state agencies have uniform contracts in place that were bid out separately. The Department of Administration does not know where those uniforms were made, therefore, we cannot determine whether the contracts would need to be rebid in order to have the uniforms made in America and what the cost difference would be.|
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The fiscal impact to the State with the passage of this bill is unknown.
| Some concerns include the possibility of having to cancel existing contracts and rebid in order to comply with legislation.
This bill as written would not address exempt agencies to West Virginia Code §5A-3. As a result, many agencies that utilize uniforms would not be required to follow this law, such as Regional Jail, higher education, etc.
There is no state-wide contract for uniforms at this time. However, the following are some of the agencies that have contracts for uniforms: Department of Agriculture; Division of Corrections; Department of Environmental Protection; Division of Natural Resources; Regional Jail Authority; Division of Highway; State Police; Division of Juvenile Services; Division of Forestry; and Public Service Commission. The Department of Administration does not know where the uniforms purchased for these agencies were made.