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(a) A person must not:
(1) fraudulently obtain or retain, attempt to obtain or retain, or aid another person in fraudulently obtaining or retaining or attempting to obtain or retain certification as a minority owned business for the purpose of this article;
(2) willfully make a false statement to a County official or employee for the purpose of influencing the certification or denial of certification of an entity as a minority owned business;
(3) fraudulently obtain, attempt to obtain, or aid another person in fraudulently obtaining or attempting to obtain public monies to which the person is not entitled under this article; or
(4) willfully make false statements that any entity is or is not certified as a minority owned business for purposes of this article.
(b) A violation of this Section:
(1) is a class A violation; and
(2) disqualifies the violator from doing business with the County for 3 years. (1994 L.M.C., ch. 30, § 1; 1997 L.M.C., ch. 38, § 1; 2006 L.M.C., ch. 3, § 1.)
Editor’s note-Section 2 of Ch. 30 LMC 1997 states:
"Transition. Any certification as a minority owned business remains valid until April 1, 1998, if:
(a) the County certified the entity as a minority owned business before this Act took effect [December 10, 1997]; and
(b) the entity continues through March 31, 1998, to meet the criteria for a minority owned business in effect before this Act took effect [December 10, 1997].
The goal of awarding 20 percent of the total dollar value of County contracts to minority owned businesses remains in effect until the Chief Administrative Officer sets new goals under regulations adopted to implement this Act. This Act does not affect the validity of any minority, female, disabled subcontractor performance plan entered into before this Act took effect [December 10, 1997]."