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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 19, 2023 02:53 PM
From: Representative Barbara Gleim
To: All House members
Subject: Prevailing Wage – Raising the Threshold for Applicability (Prior HB 587, 2021-22)
I intend to re-introduce legislation 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 $243,000 and establish an annual inflation adjustment to ensure the threshold remains current.

Prevailing wage became Pennsylvania law for public works 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 2023.  This is commonsense reform, realizing that projects of similar scope and size cannot be constructed in 2023 for the same cost as they were in 1963.

Please consider cosponsoring this important legislation.

Previous cosponsors of HB 587 (2021-2022): Stambaugh, Metcalfe, Kauffman, Ryan, Smith, Hamm, Brooks, Mentzer, Schlegel Culver, Keefer, Zimmerman, Jones, Rowe

Introduced as HB208