HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 944        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1667

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Lenny Mirra

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to setting the prevailing wage rate.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Lenny Mirra

2nd Essex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 944        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1667

By Mr. Mirra of West Newbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1667) of Lenny Mirra and others relative to setting the prevailing wage rates.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1034 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to setting the prevailing wage rate.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 26 of Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following:-

The rate per hour of the wages paid to said mechanics and apprentices, teamsters, chauffeurs and laborers in the construction of public works shall be the rate or rates of wages to be determined by the commissioner taking into consideration a wage rate or wage rates that have been established in certain trades and occupations by collective agreements or understandings in the private construction industry between organized labor and employers, provided, that in towns where no such rate or rates have been so established, the wages paid to mechanics, teamsters, chauffeurs and laborers on public works, the commissioner shall take into consideration the wages paid to the employees in the same trades and occupations by private employers engaged in the construction industry.