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A report on the benefit of increased corporate tax reporting as well as increasing public reporting of corporate tax information.Year: 1993•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Fiscal Policy Institute
This Act, known as the Tax Payer Protection Act or the Pacheco Law, establishes strict requirements for detailed prior review of all privatization proposals. It limits the term of any privatization contract to five years (although there may be renewals). In addition, where a bidder will employ a person whose duties are substantially similar to those performed by a regular agency employee, the law establishes a minimum wage and certain minimum employer-paid health insurance requirements for each position. Contractors must submit detailed quarterly payroll records to the agency and failure to comply with the employee-related provisions may result civil action against. An agency must prepare a detailed statement of services to be privatized, a document that becomes a public record and is transmitted to the state auditor for review. A competitive sealed bid process then is conducted based upon the statement. The state agency proposing privatization also must prepare a detailed analysis of the costs it would incur in providing such services and must provide resources to encourage and assist present agency employees to organize and submit a bid to provide the subject services. The act further provides that every privatization contract must require the contractor to offer available employee positions pursuant to the contract to qualified regular employees of the agency whose state employment is terminated because of the privatization contract, and such offers must be made on a nondiscriminatory basis in order to ensure equal opportunity for all. Upon awarding the bid, the agency then must prepare a comprehensive written analysis of the contract cost based upon the designated bid, which specifically includes the costs of transition from public to private operation, of additional unemployment and retirement benefits, if any, and of monitoring and otherwise administering contract performance. If the designated bidder proposes to perform any or all of the contract work outside the boundaries of the Commonwealth, the contract cost shall be increased by the amount of income tax revenue, if any, which will be lost to the Commonwealth by the corresponding elimination of agency employees. The agency head and the state administration commissioner each then must certify in writing to the state auditor that the services so contracted are likely to equal or exceed the quality of services that could have been provided by the agency; that the contract costs will be less than the estimated cost taking into account all comparable types of costs; and that due diligence has been conducted regarding the successful bidder. The state auditor then conducts an independent review of all the relevant facts. If, within 30 days, the state auditor objects to the deal in writing (due to failure to comply or incorrect facts), then the privatization contract is not legally valid. The objection of the state auditor, moreover, is final and binding on the agency.Year: 1993•State: Massachusetts•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Massachusetts Legislature
This act makes it unlawful for a person to willfully interfere with access to or from a health care facility or willfully or recklessly disrupting the normal functioning of such a facility. This act specifies the following prohibited behaviors that would constitute as a willful interference that would disrupt the normal functioning of such a facility: physically obstructing passage to and from the facility; noise that unreasonably disturbs the peace within the facility; trespassing on the facility; telephoning the facility repeatedly; or threatening to inflict injury on the owners, agents, patients, employees, or property of the facility.Year: 1993•State: Washington•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Washington Legislature
This paper explores the role of financial institution in community economic development. Specifically it proposes that financial institutions can facilitate development through government assisted credit programs that provide government loan guarantees, interest rate subsidies, state subsidized loans, and linked deposit programs.Year: 1993•State: All States•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Workshop on Discovering the Secrets of Successful Community Development
The law makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor to knowingly obstruct a person's entry or exit from a health care facility. Specifically, within a 100 foot radius from any entrance door to a health care facility, no person shall knowingly approach another person within eight feet to protest, educate, or counsel without that person's consent. An aggrieved party may collect civil damages and injunctive relief from the person(s) committing the offense.Year: 1993•State: Colorado•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Colorado Legislature