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Requires hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities to adopt and implement a policy to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke through the use of a surgical smoke evacuation system.
Prohibits any contractor or subcontractor found to have violated certain statutory provisions from receiving prequalification for a period of three years, disqualifies certain contractors that have violated wage provisions for three years and requires the use of prequalified substantial subcontractors for certain contracts.
Makes revisions to the State Codes of Ethics concerning the scope of gift prohibitions, reporting of gifts, the authority of the ethics enforcement officer, contracting with quasi-public agencies, activities involving consultants and independent contractors, findings of ethics violations and the repeal of certain provisions.
Removes references to "update bid statement", to reduce certain deadlines for the disposition of surplus real property, to expand the department's ability to grant and receive easements, Clarifies the State Property Review Board's scope and standard of review, raises the threshold for review of construction consultant contracts, to permit the department to hire real estate brokers, gives the department authority over integrated works of art in state buildings and amends what factors are considered when evaluating a bidder for a state construction project.
Requires that the enforcement and compliance duties and staff of the State Elections Enforcement Commission be separate, specifically with regards to investigation and prosecution of complaints and adjudication of such complaints.