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Section: Minority, women's business contracts.
4. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, every casino licensee shall establish goals of expending at least 5% of the dollar value of its contracts for goods and services with minority and women's business enterprises by the end of the third year following the receipt of a casino license, and 10% of the dollar value of its contracts for goods and services with minority and women's business enterprises by the end of the sixth year following the receipt of a casino license; and each such licensee shall have a goal of expending 15% of the dollar value of its contracts for goods and services with minority and women's business enterprises by the end of the 10th year following the receipt of a casino license. Each casino licensee shall be required to demonstrate annually that the requirements of this act have been met by submitting a report which shall include the total dollar value of contracts awarded for goods or services and the percentage thereof awarded to minority and women's business enterprises. As used in this section, "goods and services" shall not include (1) utilities and taxes; (2) financing costs, such as mortgages, loans or any other type of debt; (3) medical insurance; (4) dues and fees to the Atlantic City Casino Association; (5) fees and payments to a parent or affiliated company of the casino licensee other than those that represent fees and payments for goods and services supplied by non-affiliated persons through an affiliated company for the use or benefit of the casino licensee; and (6) rents paid for real property and any payments constituting the price of an interest in real property as a result of a real estate transaction. b. A casino licensee shall make a good faith effort to meet the requirements of this section and shall annually demonstrate to the division that such an effort was made. c. A casino licensee may fulfill no more than 70% of its obligation or part of it under this act by requiring a vendor to set aside a portion of his contract for minority or women's business enterprises. Upon request, the licensee shall provide the division with proof of the amount of the set-aside. L.1985, c.539,s .4; amended 1987, c.137, s.3; 2011, c.19, s.111.
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