AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM CONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS WHO UTILIZE FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATE CONTRACTS WITHIN A SIX-MONTH WAITING PERIOD AFTER A STATE EMPLOYEE HAS TERMINATED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE.
Enacts new GS 143-59.5 prohibiting the Secretary of Administration (Secretary) and other entities subject to Article 3 (purchases and contracts) from contracting with a vendor that employs or contracts with a person who is a former state employee and uses that person in the administration of a contract with the state. Requires the Secretary to require each vendor submitting a bid or contract to certify that they will not use a former state employee in administering a contract with the state. Makes it a Class I felony to knowingly submit a false certification. Violations of the statute void the contract. Defines administration of a contract and former state employee.
Applies to contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2015.
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