HB 591 -- Publicly Financed Projects
This bill prohibits a person from employing or subcontracting
with an illegal alien on any publicly financed project. All
publicly financed project employers must require and review the
documentation necessary to verify that the employee is not an
illegal alien and is eligible for employment. Any employer in
violation, in addition to any other penalty, will be fined $10
per illegal worker per day and will not be eligible to bid on any
publicly financed project for 10 years after the violation.
Currently, in a period of excessive unemployment, any person
constructing or building a public works project must employ only
Missouri laborers or laborers from nonrestrictive states. Any
employer in violation will forfeit to the contracting political
subdivision $10 per nonqualifying laborer per day. The political
subdivision awarding the public works project must withhold any
amounts due as a result of the violation.