[§103D-1009] Preference for qualified community rehabilitation programs. When a governmental body contracts for services, a five per cent preference shall be given to services to be provided by nonprofit corporations or public agencies operating qualified community rehabilitation programs in conformance with criteria established by the department of labor and industrial relations pursuant to chapter 91; provided that contracts awarded under this section shall be exempt from the wages provision of section 103-55. The policy board shall adopt rules under chapter 91 to establish the preference for nonprofit corporations or public agencies operating qualified community rehabilitation programs consistent with this section. [L 1999, c 149, pt of §3]
Annual reports to legislature on §76-77(16) expenditures by department of human resources development. L 2008, c 213, §2.
County civil service exemption for services up to a year and costs of no more than $850,000, see §76-77(16).