House Bill 9: An Act Relative to Fraud
This proposal would create a penalty for defrauding the state, or any of its political subdivisions. This general fraud statute parallels the Federal mail fraud statute (18 U.S.C. § 1341). Currently, no such statute exists.
House Bill 10: An Act Relative to Special State Police
House Bill 11: An Act Relative to Public Procurement
This proposal amends the false statements in public procurement statute, M.G.L. c. 266, §67A, to require that when a violation of criminal law occurs relating to procurement of supplies, services or construction, a vendor must notify the awarding authority within 30 days of its discovery of such occurrence. Also, a vendor would have to notify the awarding authority within 30 days if it discovers it received an overpayment.
House Bill 13: An Act Relative to Chapter 30B
This proposal would make some technical corrections to the Chapter 30B, the Uniform Procurement Law. The changes affect the recently enacted reverse auction law. There is also a change to an exemption to reflect the name change of an agency due to the recent transportation reorganization.