1Amending the act of August 15, 1961 (P.L.987, No.442), entitled
2"An act relating to public works contracts; providing for
3prevailing wages; imposing duties upon the Secretary of Labor
4and Industry; providing remedies, penalties and repealing
5existing laws," raising the threshold for applicability.

6The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
7hereby enacts as follows:

8Section 1. Section 2 of the act of August 15, 1961 (P.L.987,
9No.442), known as the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, amended
10August 9, 1963 (P.L.653, No.342), is amended to read:

11Section 2. Definitions.--As used in this act--

12(1) "Department" means Department of Labor and Industry of
13the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

14(2) "Locality" means any political subdivision, or
15combination of the same, within the county in which the public
16work is to be performed. When no workmen for which a prevailing
17minimum wage is to be determined hereunder are employed in the
18locality, the locality may be extended to include adjoining

1political subdivisions where such workmen are employed in those
2crafts or trades for which there are no workmen employed in the
3locality as otherwise herein defined.

4(3) "Maintenance work" means the repair of existing
5facilities when the size, type or extent of such facilities is
6not thereby changed or increased.

7(4) "Public body" means the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
8any of its political subdivisions, any authority created by the
9General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any
10instrumentality or agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

11(5) "Public work" means construction, reconstruction,
12demolition, alteration and/or repair work other than maintenance
13work, done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out
14of the funds of a public body where the estimated cost of the
15total project is in excess of [twenty-five thousand dollars
16($25,000)] seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), but shall
17not include work performed under a rehabilitation or manpower
18training program.

19(6) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor and Industry or
20his duly authorized deputy or representative.

21(7) "Workman" includes laborer, mechanic, skilled and semi-
22skilled laborer and apprentices employed by any contractor or
23subcontractor and engaged in the performance of services
24directly upon the public work project, regardless of whether
25their work becomes a component part thereof, but does not
26include material suppliers or their employes who do not perform
27services at the job site.

28(8) "Work performed under a rehabilitation program," means
29work arranged by and at a State institution primarily for
30teaching and upgrading the skills and employment opportunities

1of the inmates of such institutions.

2(9) "Advisory Board" means the board created by section 2.1
3of this act.

4(10) "Appeals Board" means the board created by section 2.2
5of this act.

6Section 2. The amendment of section 2 of the act shall apply
7to contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this

9Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.