The Columbian reports that Washington State’s Clark County has approved a resolution which will require companies awarded public works or service contracts that are equal to or over $1,000,000 to use E-Verify. Commissioners passed the new rule on a 3-0 vote after a hearing on Tuesday. Given the high dollar threshold, the resolution will likely affect only large road projects and a few social service contracts.
Clark County now joins the growing number of local governments nationwide who have enacted or are considering resolutions, making E-Verify mandatory for certain companies and situations. As recently reported, Michigan counties have approved E-Verify mandates for local contractors, while LA County in California is considering such a proposal. The city council in Huntsville, Alabama also recently instituted a new policy requiring city vendors to use E-Verify starting January 1, 2010.