|Posted:||February 17, 2021 10:04 AM|
|From:||Representative Barbara Gleim|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Prevailing Wage: Exempt the rehabilitation of residential property (containing fewer than eight units) from the requirements of the Prevailing Wage Act (Prior HB620 F. KELLER))|
|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 HB586