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(a) In the employment of mechanics, laborers or workmen in connection with any public works project, including, but not limited to, construction, remodeling or repairing of any public facility, structure, except public buildings covered by section 31-52, site preparation or site improvement, appurtenances or highways or in preparation or improvement of any land or waterway on or in which a structure is situated or to be constructed by the state or any of its agents or by persons contracting therewith, preference shall be given to persons who are residents of the state, and, if they cannot be obtained in sufficient numbers, then to residents of other states. Nothing herein shall abrogate or supersede any provision regarding residence requirements in a collective bargaining agreement to which the contractor is a party. Any contractor who knowingly and wilfully employs any person in violation of any provision of this section shall be fined two hundred dollars for each week or a fraction of a week each such person is employed.
(b) Each contract for any such project covered by this section under the supervision of the state or any of its agents shall contain the following provision: “In the employment of mechanics, laborers or workmen to perform the work specified herein, preference shall be given to residents of the state who are, and continuously for at least six months prior to the date hereof have been, residents of this state, and if no such person is available then to residents of other states.”
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 31. Labor § 31-52a. Residents' preference in work on other public facilities - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-31-labor/ct-gen-st-sect-31-52a/
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