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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: April 26, 2017 04:31 PM
From: Representative Fred Keller
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation that would exempt the rehabilitation of residential property (containing fewer than eight units) from the requirements of the Prevailing Wage Act
 
I am preparing to introduce legislation that would exempt the rehabilitation of residential property (containing fewer than eight units) from the requirements of the Prevailing Wage Act.

The Department of Labor and Industry has recently begun enforcing the act on housing rehabilitation projects that receive federal housing dollars. Federal housing law specifically exempts residential rehabilitation projects where the property contains fewer than eight units from the Davis-Bacon Act (the federal prevailing wage law), and my bill would simply mirror this exemption for PA law.

Like many of you, I have heard from local housing agencies and organizations, that prevailing wage requirements will be very problematic for communities that use federal housing dollars to rehabilitate an aging housing stock and assist low income homeowners. Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation to prevent the imposition of state prevailing wage requirements on small residential projects, that are specifically exempted from federal prevailing wage requirements.



Introduced as HB1481