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 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Prevailing  Wage Act by changing
 2    Section 2.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5. The Prevailing Wage Act is amended by changing
 6    Section 2 as follows:

 7        (820 ILCS 130/2) (from Ch. 48, par. 39s-2)
 8        Sec.  2.   This  Act  applies  to  the wages of laborers,
 9    mechanics and other workers employed in any public works,  as
10    hereinafter  defined,  by any public body and to anyone under
11    contracts for public works.
12        As  used  in  this  Act,  unless  the  context  indicates
13    otherwise:
14        "Public works" means  all  fixed  works  constructed  for
15    public  use by any public body, other than work done directly
16    by any public utility company,  whether  or  not  done  under
17    public  supervision  or  direction,  or paid for wholly or in
18    part out of public funds. "Public works"  as  defined  herein
19    includes all projects financed in whole or in part with bonds
20    issued under the Industrial Project Revenue Bond Act (Article
21    11,  Division  74  of  the  Illinois Municipal Code), the Tax
22    Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act (Article 11,  Division
23    74.4  of  the  Illinois  Municipal  Code) as now or hereafter
24    amended, the Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act, as now  or
25    hereafter amended, the Illinois Development Finance Authority
26    Act,  as now or hereafter amended, or the Build Illinois Bond
27    Act, as now or hereafter amended, and all  projects  financed
28    in  whole or in part with loans or other funds made available
29    pursuant to The Build Illinois  Act  or  under  the  Illinois
30    Enterprise Zone Loan Act, as now or hereafter amended.
31        "Construction"  means  all work on public works involving
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 1    laborers, workers or mechanics.
 2        "Locality" means the county where the physical work  upon
 3    public  works  is  performed, except (1) that if there is not
 4    available in the county  a  sufficient  number  of  competent
 5    skilled  laborers,  workers  and  mechanics  to construct the
 6    public works efficiently and  properly,  "locality"  includes
 7    any  other  county  nearest  the  one  in  which  the work or
 8    construction is to be performed and from which  such  persons
 9    may be obtained in sufficient numbers to perform the work and
10    (2) that, with respect to contracts for highway work with the
11    Department of Transportation of this State, "locality" may at
12    the   discretion  of  the  Secretary  of  the  Department  of
13    Transportation be construed to include two or  more  adjacent
14    counties  from  which  workers  may be accessible for work on
15    such construction.
16        "Public body" means the State or any  officer,  board  or
17    commission  of  the  State  or  any  political subdivision or
18    department thereof, or any institution supported in whole  or
19    in  part  by  public  funds,  authorized  by law to construct
20    public  works  or  to  enter  into  any  contract   for   the
21    construction  of  public  works,  and  includes every county,
22    city, town, village, township, school  district,  irrigation,
23    utility,  reclamation improvement or other district and every
24    other political subdivision, district or municipality of  the
25    state  whether  such  political  subdivision, municipality or
26    district operates under a special charter or not.
27        The terms "general  prevailing  rate  of  hourly  wages",
28    "general  prevailing  rate  of  wages" or "prevailing rate of
29    wages" when used in this Act mean the hourly cash wages  plus
30    fringe  benefits for training, health and welfare, insurance,
31    vacations and pensions paid generally,  in  the  locality  in
32    which  the  work  is being performed, to employees engaged in
33    work of a similar character on public works.
34    (Source: P.A. 86-799; 86-1028.)

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