A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff:
End of Session Review
Driving Out Small Business
Two bills passed that target small contractors. Both HB 3223 and HB 923 impose new burdens, reporting requirements and penalties on small, non-union contractors that union contractors will be exempt from.
HB 3223 Amends the Prevailing Wage Act, singling out non-union contractors, and requiring them (but not union contractors) to track and submit a significant amount of new payroll information for work performed on a public works project.
HB 923 requires most non-union contractors to report to the Department of Labor regarding any payments made to a subcontractor that has performed construction services for the contractor, but who is not classified as an employee of the contractor. As with HB 3223, the new reporting requirements do not apply to union contractors.
Althoff did not support either measure.
Complete list of legislation
To view a complete list of legislation approved by the General Assembly this session, please click here.