SENATE, No. 2693

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 11, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Concerns prevailing wage payments in residential construction projects.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the payment of the prevailing wage in certain residential construction projects and supplementing P.L.1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    For the purposes of this act:

     “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development or duly authorized representatives of the commissioner.

     “Financial assistance” means any tax exemption, abatement or other incentive or any rebate, credit, loan, loan guarantee, expenditure, investment, grant, incentive, or other financial assistance which is approved, funded, authorized, facilitated, or administered directly or indirectly by any public body or undertaken to fulfill any condition of receiving any of the assistance, or provided by the public body to any entity before, during or after completion of a project.

     "Public body" means the State of New Jersey, any of its political subdivisions, and any authority, instrumentality, or agency of the State of New Jersey or of any of its political subdivisions.

     “Residential construction project” means a construction project involving the construction, alteration or repair of townhouses, single family houses, or apartment buildings of not more than four stories in height, including, all incidental items such as site work, parking areas, utilities, streets and sidewalks, unless there is an established area practice to the contrary.

 

     2.    If an entity undertakes a residential construction project that receives financial assistance but the entity is not required by any State statute to pay the prevailing wage rate determined by the commissioner pursuant to P.L.1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.), the entity shall pay the workers employed in the construction the prevailing wage determined by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act as amended (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.), as if the financial assistance included federal funds.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that if an entity undertakes a residential construction project that receives financial assistance from a State or local public body but the entity is not required by any State statute to pay the State prevailing wage rate determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, the entity is required to pay the workers employed in the construction the prevailing wage determined by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor in accordance with the federal prevailing wage law, the Davis-Bacon Act, as if the financial assistance included federal funds.