House 12

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 11 of chapter 121B, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 72, the word “and”.

SECTION 2.  Section 11 of chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 74, after the word “systems” the following:

; and

(p) To ensure, notwithstanding the provisions of section 27C of chapter 29 or of any special or general law to the contrary, that the executive director and the procurement officer for each operating agency participate in the Massachusetts certified public purchasing official program conducted by the office of the inspector general in order to earn a Massachusetts public purchasing official certificate