An Act Regarding the Determination of the Prevailing Wage Rate for Public Works Projects
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §1308, sub-§1, as amended by PL 1997, c. 757, §7, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 26 MRSA §1308, sub-§1-A, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 181, §2, is amended to read:
This bill directs the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, when determining prevailing hourly wages and benefits, to collect one set of data through conducting a survey of wages and benefits and a 2nd set of data through certified payroll submissions on state construction projects during 2 weeks in July of each year and to use the higher wage and benefit information of the 2 data sets to determine the prevailing hourly wage and benefit rate. This bill also increases from $50 to $250 the penalty for failing to provide requested information to the bureau.