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      RS 38:2225     


§2225.  Preference in letting contracts for public work

A.  If a nonresident contractor bidding on public work in the state of Louisiana is domiciled in a state that provides a percentage preference in favor of contractors domiciled in that state over Louisiana resident contractors for the same type of work, then every Louisiana resident contractor shall be granted the same preference over contractors domiciled in the other state favoring contractors domiciled therein whenever the nonresident contractor bids on public work in Louisiana.

B.  Any local law, either by legislative act or otherwise, ordinance, or executive order enacted prior to the effective date of this Act, or enacted hereinafter in conflict with this Section, or granting any local contractor or subcontractor preference over other Louisiana resident contractors shall be contrary to the provision of this Section.

C.  The Department of Transportation and Development and the office of facility planning and control within the division of administration shall keep on file a list of all states with a bid preference.

D.  The provisions and requirements of this Section shall not be waived by any public entity.

Acts 1983, No. 43, §1, eff. June 17, 1983.  Acts 1984, No. 894, §2; Acts 2014, No. 759, §1.

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