OLR BILL ANALYSIS

HB 5311

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS THAT ARE PRIVATELY FUNDED.

SUMMARY:

This bill exempts public works construction projects funded solely by private funds from the state's prevailing wage law. Under current law, all mechanics, laborers, and other construction workers on state or municipal public works projects must be paid the prevailing wage, regardless of the project's funding source, if the project costs at least $ 100,000 for renovations, or at least $ 400,000 for new construction.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

sSB 181 applies state prevailing wage requirements to private construction projects that have received at least $ 1 million in state financial assistance.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

10

Nay

0

(03/20/2012)