A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION IN GOVERNMENTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND TO PROHIBIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN TERMS IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Enacted July 17, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 18 2013 - View summary
Bill H 110 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 8 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Clarifies language in GS 143-133.5(b) replacing "Any agent or employee of the State, any board or governing body of the State or of any institution of the State government, or any agent, employee, or board or governing body of any political subdivision of the State awarding a contract for the construction, repair, remodeling, or demolition of a public building" with "Every officer, board, department, commission, or commissions charged with the responsibility of preparation of specifications or awarding or entering into contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of any buildings for the State, or for any county, municipality, or other public body subject to this Article." Similar language is deleted and replaced in GS 143-133.5(c) and (d).
Makes clarifying changes, replacing "tax credit" or "tax abatement" with "tax incentive" throughout the act.
Amends GS 143-133.5(f), changing a reference to "an imminent threat" to "a significant, documentable threat" to public health or safety in reference to the exemption of certain requirements during such an occurrence.
Changes effective date to October 1, 2013 (was, effective when the act became law).
Bill H 110 (2013-2014)Summary date: Feb 14 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 143-133.1, forbidding any governmental unit or entity awarding a government construction contract from requiring, prohibiting, or otherwise discriminating against a bidder or contractor for adhering to or not adhering to an agreement with a labor organization for the project. Forbids a governmental unit or entity from conditioning a grant, tax reduction, or credit on adherence or non-adherence to an agreement with a labor organization in a construction contact. Permits a governmental unit to exempt a particular project, contract, grant, tax reduction, or credit from such requirements if necessary to avert a public health or safety threat, as specified. Prohibits discrimination when awarding a contract, grant, reduction, or credit based on participation or non-participation with a labor organization. Provides that GS 143-133.1 does not (1) prohibit employers or others from engaging in activities protected by the National Labor Relations Act or (2) interfere with labor relations not regulated by the Act.