COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMENDMENTS TO S.B. 1424
(Reference to Senate engrossed bill)
Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Appropriation; department of administration; 2020 census; communication and outreach; exemption
A. The sum of $5,000,000 is appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2019-2020 to the department of administration to award a statewide contract to a vendor to conduct a communication and outreach effort before the 2020 United States decennial census to increase the response rate and accuracy of the census in this state.
B. The department shall award the contract through a competitive process pursuant to title 41, chapter 23, Arizona Revised Statutes, to a vendor that demonstrates past success in implementing statewide communication and outreach strategies.
C. The contract shall require that:
1. The vendor give equal priority to both the rural and urban portions of this state.
2. The communication and outreach effort include a focus on hard‑to‑count populations.
D. The appropriation made in subsection A of this section is exempt from the provisions of section 35-190, Arizona Revised Statutes, relating to lapsing of appropriations."
Amend title to conform