LD 956
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
S "A", Filing Number S-291, Sponsored by Saviello
LR 457
Item 5
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill in section 1 in §1778 in subsection 3 by striking out all of paragraph B (page 1, lines 26 to 33 in L.D.) and inserting the following:

B If a business, a business that has a physical address in this State at which it conducts business, including interviewing applicants for employment by the business and hiring and employing staff, and:

(1) Has filed a Maine tax return or paid Maine employment taxes for at least the 2 years immediately prior to bidding on a state contract;

(2) If the business does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (1), an officer, if the business is a corporation, a partner in the business or the sole proprietor must meet the requirements of paragraph A; or

(3) If the business does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (1) or (2), at least 60% of the individuals employed by the business are residents of this State. For purposes of this subparagraph, an individual is a resident of this State if the individual meets the requirements of Title 21-A, section 112.


This amendment adds a 3rd way a business can qualify to be an in-state contractor for purposes of the Maine Buy America and Build Maine Act by including a business in which at least 60% of the employees are Maine residents.

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