91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1375
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PREVAILING WAGE-NOTICES                                                    

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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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