H. An Act Relative to Equity in Public Contracting in Honor of Bruce C. Bolling (S. 1617)

Filed in the spirit of the work of the late Boston City Council president, this bill expands the reach of the equitable jobs access bill passed into law in 2012. The bill makes explicit the Commonwealth’s commitment to lowering unemployment rates in distressed communities and uses both transparency and competition to help ensure projects funded by taxpayer dollars are creating local jobs and promoting workforce diversity.