The Louisiana House has unanimously voted 100-0 to forbid any public body from giving contracts to businesses that will not agree to monitor their workforce for undocumented aliens. The 100-0 vote on Senate Bill 66 now sends the legislation to the state Senate to approve any changes the House made to the bill.
The bill requires contractors to use E-Verify to check on their employees’ legal status. Contractors must use that system in order to qualify for a project bid, and failure to use the system after a bid has been accepted could result in the cancellation of the contract. Additionally, the contractor could be barred from either bidding on, or receiving, state contracts for as many as three years.