TO REQUIRE THAT COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES, AND PUBLIC CONTRACTORS USE THE FEDERAL E-VERIFY PROGRAM TO VERIFY THE WORK AUTHORIZATION OF NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES.
Enacts new GS 153A-99.1 to require counties to register and participate in E-Verify to verify the work authorization of new employees. Defines E-Verify as the federal E-Verify program operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies used to verify the work authorization of newly hired employees. Also enacts new GS 160A-169.1 to require cities to register and participate in E-Verify. Includes a nondiscrimination clause applicable to the proposed statutes.
Enacts new GS 153A-449(b) and GS 160A-20.1(b) to prohibit counties and cities, respectively, from entering into contracts for the physical performance of services within the state unless the contractor registers and participates in E-Verify. Makes other conforming and technical changes.
Enacts new GS 143-129(j) to prohibit any board, state governing body, institution of state government, or local government from awarding contracts unless the contractor registers and participates in E-Verify. Enacts new GS 143-48.5 to prohibit any entity required to report to the Department of Administration from entering into a contract for goods and services unless the contractor registers and participates in E-Verify.
Amends GS 126-7.1(f) to require each state agency, department, institution, university, community college, and local education agency to register and participate in E-Verify (rather than verify according to the Basic Pilot Program).
Applies to contracts entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2011.