Date Requested:January 24, 2014
Time Requested:01:40 PM
Agency: Highways, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1199 Introduced SB360
CBD Subject: PREVAILING WAGE PROVISIONS REPEALED
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Lorrie Hodges
Email Address:
Lorrie.a.hodges@w.gov
    Approximately 85 to 90 percent of DOH projects have federal participating funds involved. When using federal funds on a project we must follow all federal guidelines in order to receive reimbursement. One of the federal laws that in part govern this process is the Davis-Bacon Wage Act. Given that the majority of the projects are indeed federal, a state repeal of the “Prevailing Wages” would not have an impact on the federal jobs. The state contracts affected by the removal of the state Prevailing wages in comparison to the federal contracts are minimal. The debate as to whether the cost of state projects would be reduced if state prevailing wages are repealed remains uncertain.