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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: August 24, 2021 09:29 AM
From: Representative Brian Smith
To: All House members
Subject: Municipal and CIOC Agreements
I will soon be introducing legislation that would encourage and permit cooperative agreements and joint purchasing between municipalities and common interest owned communities.
In many cases, common interest owned communities maintain and repair their roads, recreational facilities, and stormwater facilities. These costs can skyrocket for these communities and their residents, and by law they are responsible for them.
One way to assist them in the upkeep and repair of these common elements would be to allow them to join with local municipalities, similar to a council of governments or COG, and bid to purchase necessary goods and services that the municipality also needs.
This would could benefit both the municipality and the CIOC as it could reduce the costs of those goods or services.
Additionally, my legislation seeks to incentivize these types of agreements by allowing municipalities to forgo competitive bidding, and other municipal obligations in these types of purchases under certain circumstances.

Please consider cosponsoring this legislation. Thank you.

Introduced as HB1839