Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2003-03-05 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0423 HB 155 HOUSE BILL NO. 155 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the submission of payroll information by contractors and subcontractors performing work on a public construction contract; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 5, 2003, follows: "Dear Speaker Kott: Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the submission of certified payroll records by contractors and subcontractors performing work on public construction projects. Currently, under AS 36.05.040, contractors and subcontractors performing work on public construction contracts are required to file certified payroll records each Friday with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development recognizes that many contracting agencies require contractors and subcontractors to file payroll records with them as well. This bill would reduce the double filing requirement on contractors and their subcontractors to file certified payroll records. 2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0424 In lieu of filing certified payroll records with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, each contractor and subcontractor would be required to file a Notice of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development along with a $100 fee. The Notice of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages would provide identifying information about the project, the name of the contractor or subcontractor, and a statement that the contractor or subcontractor will comply with the Little Davis Bacon Act. Furthermore, when the contractor or subcontractor completes its work on the public construction project, an Affidavit of Wages Paid stating that the contractor or subcontractor has completed work on the project and has complied with the requirements of the Little Davis Bacon Act will be required. Eliminating this weekly filing requirement with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and requiring the new fees would be an administrative savings to the department as well as generating an annual revenue of $1.15 million. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"