2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Kirby
Senate Bill 2653
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT ANY STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PUBLIC BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WHICH HAS BEEN COMPETITIVELY BID, FROM REQUIRING THE BIDDER TO MAKE APPLICATION TO, OR TO OBTAIN ANY OF THE SURETY BONDS FROM ANY PARTICULAR INSURANCE OR SURETY COMPANY, AGENT OR BROKER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. No state, county, or municipal employee, and no person acting or purporting to act on behalf of such employee, or any state, county or municipal agency, shall, with respect to any public building or construction contract which is about to be or which has been competitively bid or negotiated, require the bidder to make application to or furnish financial data to, or to obtain or procure any of the surety bonds, or surety bond components of wrap-up insurance, that is specified in connection with such contract or specified by any law, from any particular insurance or surety company, agent or broker.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2001.