“Requires certain contractors to register under ‘The Public Works Contractor Registration Act.’”
“This bill requires contractors that are required by current law to pay their workers the prevailing wage to register under “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act,” P.L.1999, c.238 (C.34:11-56.48 et seq.). Currently, contractors are only required to register under that act if they enter into contracts that are subject to the “New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act,” P.L.1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.). There are a number of other statutes, such as the “The New Jersey Economic Development Authority Act,” P.L.1974, c.80 (C.34:1B-1 et seq.), which require contractors to pay workers the prevailing wage, but are not technically subject to the “New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act,” P.L.1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.), and therefore do not require contractors to register under “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act.” This bill specifies that public works contractor registration would be required in any instance where a contractor is required to pay the prevailing wage pursuant to law.”
Why is this good for the state?
- S62 raises the level of construction quality in the state
- S62 protects the public from contractors less-trained and less-experienced workers on public works projects
- S62 ensures that highly skilled and trained labor is performing all public work
Why this is good for Local 825 Members?
- S62 supports prevailing wage
- S62 helps ensure that your training, licenses, and clearances aren’t being out-bid by contractors using less-trained, less-experienced, non-prevailing wage workers
Why this is good for the construction trade?
- S62 raises the bar on construction quality by closing loopholes in public utility work.
- S62 restricts contractors from using less-trained, less-experienced, non-prevailing wage heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors on public works projects
What's the current status?
June 11, 2018
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
June 7, 2018
Passed by the Senate (37-1)
May 21, 2018
Voted out of the Senate Labor Committee
How ELEC825 is helping?
ELEC825 has been advocating for the closing of loopholes in public utility work.