Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2402
By Representatives Nichols, Barnes, Burroughs, Crow, Dean, Findley,
Flaharty, Flora, Garner, Gilbert, Grant, Haley, Henderson, Johnston,
Kirk, Klein, Kuether, Pauls, E. Peterson, Reardon, Rehorn, Ruff,
Sharp, Spangler, Swenson, Toelkes, Wells and Welshimer
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) First preference for contracts for public works projects owned by
35 or built for any state agency shall be contractors employing exclusively
36 Kansas resident employees.
37 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
38 publication in the statute book.