HB4005 SFAT Romano 2-4

Baker 7816


Senator Romano moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill No. 4005 A BILL to repeal 21-5A-2, 21-5A-3, 21-5A-5, 21-5A-6, 21-5A-7, 21-5A-8, 21-5A-9, 21-5A-10, 21-5A-11 and 21-5A-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact 21-5A-1 of said code, all relating to requirements associated with the employment of laborers, workers or mechanics engaged in construction of public improvements; repealing prevailing hourly rate of wages requirements by or on behalf of public authorities engaged in construction of public improvements; requiring contractors with contracts on public improvements to have a preference in the employment of laborers, workers or mechanics to hire certain residents of the state and then citizens of the United States; requiring certain terms be included in all contracts for public improvements; expressly stating that the contract terms and law do not abrogate residence requirements contained in an applicable collective bargaining agreement; prohibiting knowingly employing nonresidents when residents are reasonably available; setting forth certain requirements on the contractor and agent contracting on behalf of the state or any political subdivision; providing a remedy for the State through the Division of Labor to obtain certain liquidated damages by civil action under certain circumstances; and declaring certain exceptions to the application of these provisions.