The Louisiana legislature during its 2012 session amended L.R.S. 38:2212.10 to provide that its requirement that private employers bidding on public work or contracting with a public entity verify that all employees in Louisiana are legal citizens or are legal aliens applies only to contracts for public works.

For purposes of the statute, public works are defined to mean the erection, construction, alteration, improvement or repair of any public facility or immovable property owned, used, or leased by a public entity. Acts 2012, No. 142. The act was signed by the governor and becomes effective on August 1, 2012.