Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-830-R1

Redraft ECO 830

Prevailing Wage for Quasi-State Agency Employees

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Keenan, Feeney, Eldridge, Lewis, Crighton, Cyr, Brady and Boncore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Welch and DiDomenico, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Timilty, Collins, O'Connor, Pacheco, Hinds, Lesser and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by inserting after section 25 the following section:-

“SECTION 25A. Section 27H of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No agreement or contract providing for the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings or space rented by any state executive, legislative or judicial department, office, commission, board, bureau, institution, regional or independent authority, or any instrumentality thereof, shall be entered into or given unless the contract or agreement contains a stipulation requiring prescribed rates of wages, as determined by the commissioners, to be paid to the employees of the maintenance or cleaning contractor.”; and

in said section 27H of said chapter 149, by adding the following paragraph:-

Any solicitation by a state department, office, commission, institution or regional authority contracting for cleaning and maintenance for any building shall include: (i) a statement of required hours; (ii) a worksheet requiring a breakdown of the cost components of the hourly proposed rate, as developed by the executive office for administration and finance or its designee; and (iii) a provision for annual adjustments to the contract price to reflect increases to wage and benefits requirements as determined by the director of the department of labor standards.”.