Date: Jan 1, 2015
New Legislation on “Responsible Contractors” that May Impact You
On January 1, 2015, the Minnesota legislature’s “Responsible Contractor” statute became effective. This statute, found in Minnesota Statute 16C.285, is intended to prevent contractors that have committed unlawful practices from performing public work. The new statute sets up a frame work of steps that a contractor must take to be considered “responsible.” Failure to satisfy this statute will stop contractors from bidding on and performing public work. As such, it is imperative that contractors understand this new statute, and how to comply with its requirements.
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