L.R.S. 38:2227 currently provides that each bidder for a public works contract shall attest that he has not been convicted of, or has not entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to certain crimes, and that no individual partner, incorporator, director, manager, officer, organizer or member, who has a minimum of 10% ownership in the bidding entity has been convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any such crimes. The statute was amended by the Louisiana legislature during its 2012 session to state that it applies only to the lowest bidder. Acts 2012, No. 598. The new law becomes effective August 1, 2012.