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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 47 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 47

(By Senators Caruth and Deem)


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the economic impact of state and federal prevailing wage laws in West Virginia.

Whereas, The Legislature desires to provide the citizens of this state with a sustainable working wage whilemaximizing the economic and financial returns from state expenditures; and
Whereas, A need exists
to analyze the benefits and costs associated with the mandates of various prevailing wage laws, including the prevailing wage laws of this state, as well as federal laws such as the Davis-Bacon Act; and
Whereas, The Legislature needs to examine the effect of these laws on development opportunities, taxpayer spending and potential taxpayer savings; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the economic impact of state and federal prevailing wage laws in West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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