IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
ELECTION DIVISION


YEAR 2000 PROPOSED BALLOT INITIATIVES

Contact Person / Organization   Daniel R. Obray
International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades
225 N 16th Street
Boise  ID  83702
(208) 232-5957
     
Status   Failed to qualify for ballot status.
     
Short Ballot Title   Initiative requiring public entities to disclose prevailing wage information when advertising for public works projects involving the employment of laborers.
     
Long Ballot Title   Initiative enacting new section 44-1006 to Idaho Code; stating that advertising for public works contracts issued by the State of Idaho and/or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision of the state, involving the employment of laborers, shall include a statement of the minimum wage rates and fringe benefits to be paid to the various laborers; requiring the Idaho Department of Labor to determine the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits in accordance with the Davis-Bacon section of the United States Department of Labor in counties where wage rates and fringe benefits have been compiled by the United States Department of Labor; specifying the procedure to be used by the Idaho Department of Labor in calculating the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for counties where wage rates and fringe benefits have not been compiled by the United States Department of Labor.
     
Attorney General Certificate of Review   Can be viewed by following this link to the Attorney General's web site.
     
Full Text   44-1006. Determining prevailing wages as paid in county seat of county in which work is being performed. - The advertised specifications for every contract let by the State of Idaho and/or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision of the state for construction, repair and maintenance work on public buildings or public works projects, which involves the employment of mechanics and/or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wage rates and fringe benefits to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics in the performance of the contract. It shall be the responsibility of the Director of the Idaho Department of Labor to determine the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits in accordance with rates compiled by and on file with the Davis-Bacon Section of the United States Department of Labor by the following procedure:

(a) In all counties in which wage rates and fringe benefits have been compiled by the United States Department of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, such rates and fringe benefits shall be deemed to be the prevailing rates in the county seat of the county in which the work is to be performed.

(b) In all other instances the director of the department shall make a determination after an actual survey of wages and fringe benefits being paid at or near the site of the work. Such determination shall be deemed to be the prevailing rates in the county seat of the county in which the work is to be performed.


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