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2013 Regular Session
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Regular Sponsors: Business and Transportation
Bill Title: Relating to incentives for increasing apprentice utilization on public improvements for state contracting agencies; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes Task Force on Apprenticeship in State Contracting with 14 members appointed by President of Senate, Speaker of House of Representatives and Governor.
Requires state contracting agency that awards public improvement contract with contract price of more than $5 million to require contractor to employ apprentices to perform 10 percent of work hours on public improvement that workers in apprenticeable occupations perform. Increases apprentice employment requirement to 12 percent in 2018. Exempts Department of Transportation from requirement.] Provides that state contracting agency shall pay contractor for imputed costs contractor incurs in complying with requirement.] Specifies reporting requirements for contractor and requires contractor to repay amounts that state contracting agency pays in excess of amount due contractor.] Becomes operative January 1, 2014.] Requires task force to evaluate and make recommendations for apprenticeship utilization standards and to review and evaluate apprenticeship utilization standards and programs that Department of Transportation and State of Washington use. Sunsets on date of convening of 2015 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 606
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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