Prevailing wage; public works contracts, penalty, effective clause. (SB8)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Prevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration to any mechanic, laborer, or worker employed, retained, or otherwise hired to perform services in connection with the public contract for public works at the prevailing wage rate. The provisions of the bill would not apply to any contract for public works of $250,000 or less. The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is required to determine the prevailing wage rate for such public contracts on the basis of applicable prevailing wage rate determinations made by the U.S. Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the federal Davis-Bacon Act. A contractor or subcontractor who willfully employs any mechanic, laborer, or worker to perform work contracted to be done under the public contract at a rate that is less than the prevailing wage rate is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition, such a contractor or subcontractor shall be liable to such individuals for the payment of all wages due plus interest and shall be disqualified from bidding on public contracts with any public body until full restitution has been paid to the individuals. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Status

02/18/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100503D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8)
02/03/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106725D-S1
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106725D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB8ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20106725D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB114.

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