UPDATE: Protection Procurement Act (House Bill 2436) Introduced – Arizona Lawmakers Start ‘24 Session With Focus on China Threats, Stopping Purchase of Banned China Tech

Updated: In the days following the Arizona Senate Military Affairs, Public Safety, and Border Security (MAPS) Committee on policies to address threats posed by China, State Representative Lupe Diaz introduced the Protection Procurement Act (House Bill 2436) which will require agencies and vendors who are contracting with the State to disclose their purchases from hostile enemy nations such as China, North Korea and Iran. The bill further states “A covered company may not bid on, submit a proposal for or enter into a contract with a state agency or political subdivision of this for good or services.”“This is the first step to put a moratorium on products or services from hostile countries if these products can be purchased from manufacturers … Read More