Test Drive Our New Site! We have some improvements in the works that we're excited for you to experience. Click here to try our new, faster, mobile friendly beta site. We will be maintaining our current version of the site thru the end of 2024, so you can switch back as our improvements continue.
Legislation Quick Search
05/28/2024 06:38 PM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 29, 2014 02:40 PM
From: Representative Fred Keller
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Amending Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, Raising the Threshold for Applicability
In the near future, legislation will be reintroduced from last session (HB 63) to update the threshold of the Prevailing Wage Act for the effects of inflation. The legislation will raise the current threshold of $25,000 to $190,000, and establish an annual inflation adjustment to ensure the threshold remains current.

Prevailing wage became Pennsylvania law for public works projects in 1961. In 1963 it was recognized that certain projects should be exempt from prevailing wage bidding, and the threshold for exemption was established at $25,000. Projects exempt from this unfunded mandate in 1963 should still be exempt in 2015. This is commonsense reform, realizing that projects of similar scope and size cannot be constructed in 2015 for the same cost as they were in 1963.

View Attachment

Introduced as HB63