DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Indiana worker preference on public works projects. Establishes the goal that public works contracts be awarded to a contractor that: (1) employs residents of Indiana as at least 80% of the employees working on the contract; and (2) enters into subcontracts with subcontractors that employ residents of Indiana as at least 80% of the employees working on the contract. Applies this goal to contracts entered into by the public works division of the department of administration, any state agency or commission entering into a public works contract, the commission governing the ports of Indiana, the department of transportation, and units of local government. Provides that if a contractor cannot meet the goal's standards for contractors, the contractor must provide information as to why the contractor cannot meet the standards. Requires the commissioner of the department of administration to prepare an annual report for the public and the legislative council stating, for the contractors awarded public works contracts by the state and the subcontractors with which these contractors entered into subcontracts, the percentage of the contractors' and subcontractors' employees working on the public works contracts who are residents of Indiana.