In 2008, the S.C. General Assembly passed Act No. 280 the "S. C. Illegal Immigration Reform Act" (S. C. Code Section 8-14-10, et seq. (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"). The Act provides that a public employer may not enter into a "services contract" unless the contractor agrees to verify that new employees are legally present in the United States. See S. C. Code Section 8-14-20(B).
A "services contract" is "a contract that involves the physical performance of manual labor, if the total price of such labor exceeds (i) thirty percent of the total cost of all labor, or (ii) five percent of the total contract price". A "services contract" does not include:
See S. C. Code Section 8-14-10(A)(6).
The State Budget and Control Board has provided guidance for complying with the Act. That guidance applies to contracts or agreements relating to public transportation. You may view the State Budget and Control Board's guidance at www.bcb.sc.gov/BCB/BCB-index.phtm.