STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-2359. contract with a company owned or operated by the government of china prohibited. (1) A public entity in this state may not enter into a contract with a company to acquire or dispose of services, supplies, information technology, or construction unless the contract includes a written certification that the company is not currently owned or operated by the government of China and will not for the duration of the contract be owned or operated by the government of China.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Government of China" means the People’s Republic of China led by the Chinese communist party.
(b) "Company" means any for-profit or not-for-profit organization, association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or other entity or business association, including all wholly owned subsidiaries, majority-owned subsidiaries, parent companies, or affiliates of those entities or business associations.
(c) "Public entity" means the state of Idaho or any political subdivision thereof, including all boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the state, created by or in accordance with state law or regulations.
(3) The provisions of this section shall apply to contracts executed on and after July 1, 2023. Upon discovering that a contract fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the contracting authority shall have a period of ninety (90) days to obtain the certification described in subsection (1) of this section. After such time, any contract continuing to violate the provisions of this section shall be void as against public policy. Any contract executed prior to July 1, 2023, that violates the provisions of this section will not be renewed.
(4) The department of administration shall have authority to promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section as long as they are consistent with the provisions of this section and do not create any exceptions to it.
[67-2359, added 2023, ch. 253, sec. 1, p. 770.]