Kavanagh Bill Would Keep Tax-Evading Companies from Getting State Contracts

June 16, 2009

Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh announced that the Assembly has once again passed his bill, A.06061, which would prevent public agencies from awarding contracts to bidders that are delinquent in their State taxes. This would both make the contracting process fairer and increase tax collections as potential bidders would be forced to satisfy outstanding tax warrants in order to maintain their eligibility to bid on State contracts. Two earlier versions of this bill passed both the Assembly and the Senate, but were vetoed by the Governor. Kavanagh hopes to again obtain passage of the bill in the Senate this year and overcome the Governorís objections.