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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1520        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1710


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Nick Collins


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 promoting fairness in private construction contracts.






Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1520        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1710

By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1710) of Nick Collins and others relative to promoting fairness in private construction contracts.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3158 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act promoting fairness in private construction contracts.


              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for certain construction contracts and addendums to pipfitter licenses., therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public [Emergency Preamble Context].

              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 27B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “public works” in line 2 the following words:-  "project by an agency, executive office, department, board, commission, bureau, division or authority of the commonwealth or county, or municipality or any subdivision thereof.".

              SECTION 2.  Section 27B of Chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby further amended by inserting after the following word “shall” in line 7:- "submit weekly to the awarding authority by mail, first class postage pre-paid, and by electronic mail, certified payroll records that shall consist of a complete copy of such records accompanied by a statement signed by the employer that indicates (a) such records are correct; and (b) the rate of wages paid to each performing the work of mechanic, apprentice, teamsters, chauffeurs, and laborers, and shall".

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