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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 8964



Offered by:


SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 6187

File No. 981

Cal. No. 706

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) (a) On or after July 1, 2009, any contractor or subcontractor who performs work in Connecticut on a project funded in whole or in part with funds made available to the state from federal legislation intended to promote the recovery of the state or the national economy, including, but not limited to, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, pursuant to P. L. 111-5, shall register with and utilize the employment status verification system to verify the work eligibility status of each newly hired employee. For the purposes of this section "employment status verification system" means the federal electronic employment authorization program known as "E-Verify" or any successor program, created pursuant to 8 USC 1324a and operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and "employer" means a person engaged in business who has employees, including the state and any political subdivision thereof.

(b) The Labor Department shall adopt regulations to implement the provisions of this section in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes. "