Bill Summary for H 244 (2019-2020)

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Apr 25 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 244 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 28, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS DOING BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE TO USE E-VERIFY.
Intro. by Cleveland, Conrad, D. Hall, Henson.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 143-48.5 to now prohibit State agency purchases and contracts unless the contractor, and the contractor's subcontractors under the contract (previously did not specify subcontractors under the contract), comply with the requirements of Article 2, Verification of Work Authorization, of GS Chapter 64. Deems a board or governing body of the State, institution of State government, or any political subdivision of the State to be in compliance with the statute if the contract includes a term requiring the contractor, and the contractor's subcontractors, to comply with the requirements of Article 2 of GS Chapter 64. Defines employer to mean any person, business entity, or other organization that transacts business in the state and employs one or more employees in the state; excludes State agencies, counties, municipalities, or other governmental bodies from the term.

Repeals GS 143-129(j), which prohibits the award of public contracts by any board or governing body of the State, institution of State government, or any political subdivision of the State unless the contractor and the contractor's subcontractors comply with the requirements of Article 2 of GS Chapter 64.

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 143-133.3 to now prohibit any board or governing body of the State, institution of State government, or any political subdivision of the State to enter into a contract subject to Article 8, Public Contracts, unless the contractor, and the contractor's subcontractors under the contract, comply with the requirements of Article 2 of GS Chapter 64 (previously did not specify that the prohibition applies to contracts subject to Article 8). Eliminates the proposed changes requiring verification of work authorization for each employee through E-Verify. Makes conforming changes. Defines employer as the term is defined in GS 143-48.5, as amended. 

Expands GS 64-27 through GS 64-30 and GS 64-33.1, regarding complaints of alleged violations of GS 64-26 (Verification of employee work authorization), to make the provisions applicable to complaints of alleged violations of GS 143-48.5, as amended. 

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