Jan 11, 2009

HB 1067 - Public Works Projects

SYNOPSIS: Public works projects. Provides that the plans, specifications, and contract documents for a public works project may not require bidders, contractors, or subcontractors to enter into or comply with certain agreements with labor organizations. Provides a cause of action to challenge the award of a contract that violates these provisions.

STRONGLY SUPPORT: It will be amazing if this bill gets a reading in a Democrat-controlled committee. The bill details a complete list of building and infrastructure public works projects -- not in detail, but in general terms -- and provides that the bidding be open for non-union and union shops alike, with no prerequisite for companies to comply to labor organization participation to win a contract.

STATUS: Rep. Torr authored, referred to Committee on Labor and Employment

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