CHAPTER 15

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 100

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER I, CHAPTER 69, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE AWARD OF CONTRACTS.

WHEREAS, on July 12, 1979, the General Assembly added the last paragraph of 29 Del. C. , §6907 to allow a preference for Delaware vendors and contractors; and

WHEREAS, other states, notably the State of Maryland, have retaliated by enacting laws which mandate a preference for vendors and contractors of their States bidding on public contracts or supplying goods to their State; and

WHEREAS, It is to the benefit of the taxpayers of all states to buy goods from and to let bids to the lowest responsible bidder; and

WHEREAS, the acts such as that of our sister state, Maryland, encourage vendors and contractors to incorporate in those states in order to become a preferred business for public contractors; and

WHEREAS, Delaware vendors, contractors and their employees are being denied a fair chance to compete in those states retaliating against the Delaware preference.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §8907, Subchapter I, Chapter 69, Title 29, Delaware Code by striking the lest sentence in said section commencing with the words "In determining" and ending with the words "lowest bid".

Approved April 30, 1981.