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Article - State Finance and Procurement


    (a)    A contractor that is awarded a procurement contract for a covered project shall provide to a unit, as a condition of receiving the contract, written verification that:

        (1)    the contractor participates in an apprenticeship training program for each covered craft in which it will employ persons for the covered project;

        (2)    the contractor will make payments to the Fund; or

        (3)    the contractor will make payments in amounts determined under § 17–605 of this subtitle to a registered apprenticeship program or to an organization that has registered apprenticeship programs for the purpose of supporting these programs.

    (b)    The written verification required under subsection (a) of this section shall be provided by a contractor to the unit responsible for the project before the contractor commences performance under the procurement contract.

    (c)    Organizations that have registered apprenticeship programs and receive funds from contractors under subsection (a)(3) of this section shall certify to the Secretary that all funds received are used solely for the purpose of improving or expanding apprenticeship training in the State.

    (d)    The Secretary shall adopt regulations to establish a process for auditing organizations that provide registered apprenticeship programs to ensure that all funds received under subsection (a)(3) of this section are used solely to improve and expand apprenticeship programs in the State.

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