HB 1851-S.E - DIGEST

Establishes the taxpayer protection act.

Requires an agency to meet the criteria in RCW 41.06.142 (section 6 of this act) and conduct a comprehensive impact assessment if the estimated cost of contract performance is greater than twenty thousand dollars before issuing a request for a proposal under chapter 39.26 RCW, to contract out to purchase from a private sector entity or nonprofit organization, goods and services that have been customarily and historically provided by public employees.

Expands the duties of the department of enterprise services, the office of financial management, the joint legislative audit and review committee, and the state auditor with regard to accountability and transparency in government contracting.