House Bill No. 124

Introduced By kitzenberg

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring state public construction contracts, plans, and specifications using metric units to also provide english units; requiring referenced publications to be made available immediately upon request; and providing that a violation may void the contract."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

NEW SECTION. Section 1.  Use of metric and English units in state construction contracts -- publications to be made available. (1) All state public construction contract documents that specify metric international units must also include, next to each metric unit, the equivalent English unit.

(2) Publications referenced in plans or specifications related to state public construction contracts must be made available immediately by the contracting entity to a public contractor, potential bidder, or bidder upon request.

(3) For the purposes of this section, "construction" means any type of construction that may be performed by a public contractor.

(4) If a contracting entity fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the contract is voidable.

NEW SECTION. Section 2.  Saving clause. [This act] does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, or proceedings that were begun before [the effective date of this act].

NEW SECTION. Section 3.  Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 18, chapter 2, and the provisions of Title 18, chapter 2, apply to [section 1].