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73-230. Preference in awarding certain contracts by secretary of administration; disabled veteran businesses in Kansas; report. (a) In awarding any contract for the performance of any job or service for which moneys appropriated are to be expended, the secretary of administration, or the secretary's designee, shall give a preference to disabled veteran businesses doing business as Kansas firms, corporations or individuals, or which maintain Kansas offices or places of business and shall have the goal of awarding at least 3% of all such contracts to disabled veteran businesses.

(b) On or before October 1, 2015, the secretary of administration shall file with the Kansas commission on veterans affairs* a report of the number of contracts awarded to disabled veteran businesses during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and the number of such businesses that responded to solicitations of bids or proposals issued by the department of administration during such fiscal year.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Disabled veteran" means a person who has served in the armed forces of the United States and who is entitled to compensation for a service-connected disability, according to the laws administered by the veterans administration, or who is entitled to compensation for the loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet or one or both hands, or for permanent visual impairment of both eyes to a prescribed degree.

(2) "Disabled veteran business" means a business: (A) Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more disabled veterans or, in the case of a publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more disabled veterans; and (B) the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more disabled veterans.

History: L. 2014, ch. 129, ยง 5; July 1.

* Kansas commission on veterans affairs should be Kansas commission on veterans affairs office.

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