NJ Senate Votes To Permanently DQ Fraudulent Contractors

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would permanently disqualify contractors that defraud the government from bidding on public contracts.

The bill, S2167, sponsored by Sen. Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, and approved by lawmakers in a 38-0 vote, calls for a permanent ban on public contracts for any contractor or subcontractor convicted of fraudulent activity in relation to government contracts.

An identical bill is pending in the state Assembly. Turner said Thursday that she expects the measure to quickly work its way through...
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