Monday, May 03, 2010

Pancrazi bill providing transparency in government contracts signed into law

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – A bill that calls for transparency in government contracts for tow truck firms was signed into law last week.

House Bill 2707, sponsored by Rep. Lynne Pancrazi, D-Yuma (District 24), requires tow truck companies to disclose their ownership while applying for contracts with the Department of Public Safety for towing and storing vehicles.

“This bill is important to ensure fairness when tow truck companies are applying for government contracts,” Pancrazi said. “Business is important to Arizona and we want to encourage competition and thriving small businesses in our state.”

Many times, the same tow truck company owners would be hired for government contracts, providing no fairness, accountability or competition.

The bill received bipartisan support.

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