HB 654 – Statewide Contracts/Nonprofits for the Blind

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford); Rep. Robert Reives, II (D-Chatham, Durham); Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth); Rep. John Bradford, III (R-Mecklenburg)



This bill requires State departments, institutions, and agencies to purchase goods and services from nonprofit work centers for the blind and severely disabled where sources of supply have been approved, established by contract, and certified by the Secretary of Administration.


This bill also makes it unlawful for any State department, institution, or agency to purchase from other sources than those certified by the Secretary unless the requisition cannot be fulfilled because of insufficient availability of goods or services.



Filed – 4/22/2021