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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6965

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3218

 

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Referred to Committee on LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT JOBS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to: (1) Lower the prevailing wage threshold to two thousand dollars for both new construction and renovation projects to match the federal threshold; (2) require that private projects funded through grants or funds, including those from the Department of Economic and Community Development or any other quasi-public agency, except for projects under the auspices of a Project Labor Agreement, in excess of two thousand dollars qualify as prevailing wage projects; (3) require that all construction, alteration or repair projects approved by the State Bond Commission, excluding maintenance projects and loan guarantees, in excess of two thousand dollars be prevailing wage projects; and (4) require that all construction under this section be considered a state contract for purposes of the State Contracting Standards Board.

Statement of Purpose:

To create jobs in Connecticut's construction industry.