S.P. 708 - L.D. 1956
An Act to Extend the Prevailing Wage Laws to the Maine Turnpike Authority
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §1966, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1991, c. 435, §1, is further amended to read:
2. Contracts for construction or reconstruction. All contracts and agreements relating to the construction or reconstruction of the turnpike and the construction or reconstruction of connecting tunnels and bridges, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges and toll facilities must be approved by the Department of Transportation and the turnpike and connecting tunnels and bridges, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges and barriers must be constructed or reconstructed under the supervision of the department.
Contractors and subcontractors on all authority construction and reconstruction projects must be equal opportunity employers and, in connection with contracts in excess of $250,000, also pursue in good faith affirmative action programs designed to remedy underrepresentation of minorities, women and persons with disabilities. The authority may by rule provide for the enforcement of this requirement. To the extent practical, the authority may use program and technical information developed by and available through the Department of Transportation to carry out this subsection.
All authority construction and reconstruction projects are governed by the prevailing wage provisions in Title 26, chapter 15.
Sec. 2. 26 MRSA §1304, sub-§7, as repealed and replaced by PL 1967, c. 403, is amended to read:
7. Public authority. "Public authority" means the Maine Turnpike Authority or any officer, board
or, commission or other agency of the State of Maine, that is authorized by law to enter into contracts for the construction of public works , and is supported in whole or in part by public funds of the State of Maine, and sections. Sections 1304 to 1313 shall apply to expenditures made in whole or in part from such public funds.
Effective July 9, 1998, unless otherwise indicated.
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