1. Subcontractors engaged by a public improvement contractor or its subcontractor shall upon receipt from the public improvement contractor or its subcontractor of a copy of the schedule of wages and supplements specified in the public improvement contract, or of a subsequently issued schedule, provide to such contractor or its subcontractor a verified statement attesting that the subcontractor has received and reviewed such schedule of wages and supplements, or subsequently issued schedule, and agrees that it will pay the applicable prevailing wages and will pay or provide the supplements specified therein. Such verified statement shall be filed in the manner described in subdivisions two and four of this section. It shall be a violation of this article for any contractor or its subcontractor to fail to provide to its subcontractor a copy of the schedule of wages and supplements specified in the contract as well as any annually determined rate issued subsequent to the schedule specified in the contract.
2. Before final payment is made by or on behalf of the state, county, city, town, village or other civil division of the state for any sum or sums due on account of a contract for a public improvement, it shall be the duty of the comptroller of the state or the financial officer of the municipal corporation or other officer or person charged with the custody and disbursement of the corporate funds applicable to the contract under and pursuant to which payment is made to require the contractor to file every verified statement required to be obtained by the contractor from its subcontractors pursuant to subdivision one of this section and to file a statement in writing in form satisfactory to such officer certifying to the amounts then due and owing from such contractor filing such statement to or on behalf of any and all laborers for daily or weekly wages or supplements on account of labor performed upon the work under the contract, setting forth therein the names of the persons whose wages or supplements are unpaid and the amount due to each or on behalf of each respectively. Such statement shall also set forth the amounts known by the contractor to be then due and owing from each subcontractor, or from a subcontractor of such subcontractor, for wages or supplements, or shall certify that the contractor has no knowledge of such amounts owing to or on behalf of any laborers of its subcontractors, and that in the event it is determined by the commissioner that the wages or supplements or both of any employees of such subcontractors have not been paid or provided pursuant to the appropriate schedule of wages and supplements, the contractor shall be responsible for payment of such wages or supplements pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred twenty-three of this article. Such statement so to be filed shall be verified by the oath of the contractor that he or she has read such statement subscribed by him or her and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true of his or her own knowledge except with respect to wages and supplements owing by subcontractors which may be certified upon information and belief.
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