LD 469 LR 791(06)
An Act To Ensure Safety across Maine's Construction Industry
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-104)
S "A" (S-377) to C "A" (H-104)
Committee: Labor and Housing
Fiscal Note
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires contractors to require mandatory safety training for all craft workers on public works construction sites and increases the types of construction workers needing to be trained. It requires this be done within existing budgeted resources. The ability of the Department of Labor to conduct investigations into potential violations of the construction safety training requirements for craft workers without impacting existing programs and services cannot be determined at this time. The Department of Transportation has indicated that the cost of increased training requirements on contractors could lead to higher construction bids leading to higher construction costs to the State. The impact on other Department of Administrative and Financial Services programs and activities as a result of absorbing certain costs cannot be determined at this time.