New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:18a-59 - False Information; Penalties

18A:18A-59. False information; penalties
Where the local board of education determines that a business has been classified as a small business enterprise, minority business enterprise or women's business enterprise on the basis of false information knowingly supplied by the business and has been awarded a contract to which it would not otherwise have been entitled under this act, the local board of education shall have the authority to:

a. Assess the business any difference between the contract amount and what the local board of education's cost would have been if the contract had not been awarded in accordance with the provisions of this act;

b. In addition to the amount due under subsection a., assess the business a penalty in an amount of not more than 10% of the amount of the contract involved; and

c. Order the business ineligible to transact any business with the local board of education for a period to be determined by the local board of education.

Prior to any final determination, assessment or order under this section, the local board of education shall afford the business an opportunity for a hearing on the reasons for the imposition of the penalties set forth in subsection a., b. or c. of this section.

L.1985, c.490, s.13; amended 1988,c.37,s.11.

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