Session of 1997
HOUSE BILL No. 2447
By Representatives Nichols, Burroughs, Dean, Dillon, Findley,
Flaharty, Flora, Gilbert, Grant, Henderson, Johnston, Kirk, Klein,
Kuether, Lar- kin, J.Long, Pauls, E.Peterson, Phelps, Ruff, Sawyer,
Spangler, Storm, Swenson, Toelkes, Wells and
12 AN ACT concerning public works projects for state agencies; prescribing
13 payment of minimum wages for work thereon and preferences for
14 certain employees to work thereon.
16 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
17 Section 1. (a) Each contract entered into by any state agency for any
18 nonfederal aid, public works project shall be based on bid or contract
19 specifications prescribing and requiring that employees of any contractor
20 or subcontractor shall be paid not less than the hourly wages, including
21 fringe benefits, paid to corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics
22 employed on similar projects in the county where the project is to be
23 performed. Such minimum wage shall be the wage paid to the majority
24 of the laborers or mechanics, unless the same wages are not paid to a
25 majority, in which case the minimum wage shall be the average wages
26 paid, weighted by the total employed in the classification. In the alter-
27 native, the minimum wage shall be that determined under federal law
28 which would be required to be paid on federally funded projects at the
29 location of the public works project.
30 (b) Employees employed by contractors or subcontractors in the ex-
31 ecution of any nonfederal aid, public works project contract with any state
32 agency shall be paid not less than the wages as determined pursuant to
33 subsection (a).
34 (c) All work done on public works projects owned by or built for any
35 state agency shall be done by Kansas resident employees whenever pos-
36 sible. No employees working on such public works projects who have
37 inalienable voting rights in the United States of America shall be displaced
38 from working on such public works projects by any employees who do
39 not have inalienable voting rights in the United States of America.
40 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
41 publication in the statute book.