92nd General Assembly
Status of HB0644
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Apprentice Equity Act.  Provides that  certain  State      
   contracts   designated  by  the  Capital  Development  Board  and  the      
   Department of Transportation shall be subject to a  plan  under  which      
   specified  goals for the employment of minority and female apprentices      
   shall be met.  Provides for administration of the plan and  submission      
   of reports concerning the plan.  Effective January 1, 2002.                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Capital Development Board)                              
           Administrative budget impact                          $765,944      
           Impact on construction contracts                                    
            average spending per year                        $350,000,000      
            each 1% cost to vendors                          $  3,500,000      
            assume vendors increase bids by 2.5%                               
            to cover implementation                          $  8,750,000      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that only contracts to be performed in counties with a        
   population of more than 115,000 may be designated under the Act.            
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Capital Development Board)                     
          Administrative budget impact would total $49,700. Assuming the       
          contractor will charge 2.5% extra to implement the program, for      
          each $1 million in contracts, the impact on construction costs       
          would be $25,000.                                                    
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Transportation)                           
          HB 644 would prohibit non-union contractors from bidding on          
          construction contracts covered by the apprenticeship hiring          
          requirements. Also some union contractors will find the re-          
          quirement an additional burden. This will decrease competition       
          for those contracts. The result will be increased costs for          
          highway construction contracts. The actual fiscal impact is          
          indeterminate at this time. In order to implement HB 644, the        
          Department will need to devote additional resources to select        
          reports, monitor contractor compliance and submit quarterly          
          reports. The actual amount of these additional costs is unknown      
          at this time.                                                        
   FEB-06-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-06-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-06-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-07-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               LABOR                 
   FEB-14-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 DELGADO               
   FEB-14-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 SOTO                  
   FEB-14-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 HAMOS                 
   FEB-16-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   FEB-16-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               LABOR                 
   MAR-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 JONES,LOU             
   MAR-13-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    YARBROUGH             
   MAR-15-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-LABOR         H    
   MAR-15-2001  H                                   ADOPTED                       
   MAR-15-2001  H  DO PASS AMENDED/SHORT DEBATE             016-000-001   HLBR    
   MAR-15-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-15-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    GARRETT               
   MAR-27-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    MILLER                
   MAR-28-2001  H  FISCAL NOTE FILED AS AMENDED                                   
   MAR-28-2001  H  CALENDAR ORDER 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-30-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   MAR-30-2001  H  CALENDAR ORDER 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-03-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   APR-03-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-04-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    ERWIN                 
   APR-04-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        109-006-000           
   APR-04-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    LANG                  
   APR-04-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    YOUNGE                
   APR-05-2001  S  ARRIVE IN SENATE                                               
   APR-05-2001  S  PLACED CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING   01-04-06              
   MAY-02-2001  S  CHIEF SPONSOR                            JONES,E               
   MAY-02-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   MAY-02-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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