Bill Banning Fraudulent Contractors Clears NJ Senate Panel

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate panel approved legislation Thursday that would permanently disqualify contractors that defraud the government from bidding on public contracts.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, cleared the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee in a unanimous vote without any opposition from the public.

Turner announced the legislation in response to the sentencing of two Union County contractors who received probation, fines and five-year bans on public contracts for rigging bids and inflating school contracts for the...
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