BRADLEY AND CROTTY.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Prevailing Wage Act and the State Finance Act.
Provides that the Department of Labor shall complete its investigation
of a complaint alleging a violation of the Prevailing Wage Act within
90 days after it is filed. Provides that, if the Department of Labor
has not made a final determination on a complaint within 180 days
after it is filed, the Director of Labor shall refer the complaint to
the Attorney General, who shall then determine whether to sue to
enforce the Act and prosecute violations. Requires contractors and
subcontractors covered by the Act to post the prevailing wage rates at
a location that is easily accessible to employees engaged on the
project. Provides that failure to comply with a subpoena is a
violation of the Act. Creates the Prevailing Wage Enforcement Fund as
a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that penalties
collected for violations of the Prevailing Wage Act shall be deposited
into the Fund and moneys in the Fund shall be used to conduct
investigations under the Act.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE (Housing Development Authority)
No fiscal effect on a single-family residence.
BALANCED BUDGET NOTE (Bureau of the Budget)
Since the bill is not a supplemental appropriation, the Balanc-
ed Budget Note Act is inapplicable.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
Does not meet the definition of a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Labor)
Estimated fiscal impact totals $254,675.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Department of Labor)
Same as previous note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Deletes a provision that
requires the Department of Labor to refer a complaint to the Attorney
General if the Department does not make a final determination on the
complaint within 180 days after the complaint is filed. Deletes a
provision allowing the Attorney General to determine merits of the
complaint and sue to enforce the provisions of the Act. Deletes
provisions creating the Prevailing Wage Enforcement Fund.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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