DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Indiana worker preference on public works projects. Establishes as a goal for the public works division of the department of administration that any state agency or commission entering into a public works contract, the port commission, the department of transportation, and local units of government must enter into contracts that provide that seventy-five percent (75%) of the persons employed by the contractor or any subcontractor are residents of Indiana. Provides that if it is not possible to employ seventy-five percent (75%) of the employees working on a contract who are residents of Indiana, the contractor must provide information on the reason the contractor or the subcontractors cannot meet the goal. Requires the commissioner of the department of administration to prepare an annual report for the public and for the legislative council on the percentage of residents of Indiana who are employed to perform public works contracts for the state.