Bills Modernize Prevailing Wage In Pa.

Bills Modernize Prevailing Wage In Pa. — The House Labor and Industry Committee sent to the full body last  week two bills aimed at modernizing the state’s prevailing wage law, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129), who is a member of the Committee.

The prevailing wage applies to any public works project estimated to cost more than $25,000, which includes any construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, or repair paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body. That amount has not been altered for more than 50 years.

House Bill 796 would raise the threshold to $100,000. If the current $25,000 threshold were to be adjusted for inflation, it would equal just under $188,000.

House Bill 665 would expand the types of road maintenance projects that would be exempt from Prevailing Wage Act requirements to enable municipalities to stretch their road repair budgets and allow them to maintain more roads.

 

Bills Modernize Prevailing Wage In Pa.

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