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Singleton, Benson & Albano Bill to Ensure Only Upstanding Contractors Receive Public Works Contracts Released by Assembly Panel
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Daniel R. Benson and Nelson Albano to protect taxpayers and the public interest by ensuring only upstanding contractors and subcontractors receive public works contracts was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-2384) prohibits contractors or subcontractors convicted in the three previous years of three or more violations of state wage, benefit and tax laws on two public contracts from registering as a public works contractor.
“Any contractor or subcontractor that was convicted of three or more violations of wage, benefit and tax laws in any of the previous three years should not be permitted to bid on any contract for public work in New Jersey,” said Singleton (D-Burlington). “We need to protect our workers, the public and taxpayer money, especially with so many public works projects likely in the coming months following Sandy. Companies that don’t think twice about violating wage, benefit and tax laws are quite simply undeserving of the public’s support..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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