By Turner of Harris                                   H.B. No. 2310
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  prohibiting the use of minority contractor status by those who
    1-3  either are not minorities or are not contractors.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  It shall be the public policy of the State of
    1-6  Texas that persons claiming minority contractor status shall have
    1-7  their own employees perform at least 25% of the work under any
    1-8  contract in which they serve as general or subcontractors; that
    1-9  "minority contractors" shall be those who are so defined by the
   1-10  Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; that enforcement
   1-11  shall be by any local, county, or state agency having legal
   1-12  jurisdiction over the contract; and that punishment to be assessed
   1-13  for violation of this process shall be $1000 per day, to be levied
   1-14  both on the person claiming the minority contractor status and on
   1-15  the general contractor or other party employing the person claiming
   1-16  the minority contractor status while knowing that the latter does
   1-17  not so qualify according to the definitions of this act.
   1-18        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-19  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-20  emergency and an imperative necessity that the Constitutional rule
   1-21  requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be
   1-22  suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.