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.
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.
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