Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 522, after line 17, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/89.__ (GP: Privatization Approval) In the current fiscal year, without prior approval, by joint resolution, of the General Assembly, a state agency, department, board, or commission shall not contract to privatize a service or function performed by the entity and its employees in the previous fiscal year if:
(1) the entity expends $500,000 or more to perform the service or function over an eighteen month period; or
(2) the privatization results in a reduction of force affecting ten or more employees of the entity, in the aggregate, over an eighteen month period.
This paragraph does not apply to any public institution of higher learning, as defined in Section 59-103-5. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.