Session of 1999
By Senators Hensley, Barone, Biggs, Downey, Feleciano, Gilstrap,
Gooch, Goodwin, Jones, Lee, Petty and Steineger

10             AN  ACT concerning public works projects for state agencies; prescribing
11             payment of minimum wages for work thereon and preferences for
12             certain employees to work thereon.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. (a) Each contract entered into by any state agency for any
16       nonfederal aid, public works project shall be based on bid or contract
17       specifications prescribing and requiring that employees of any contractor
18       or subcontractor shall be paid not less than the hourly wages, including
19       fringe benefits, paid to corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics
20       employed on similar projects in the county where the project is to be
21       performed. Such minimum wage shall be the wage paid to the majority
22       of the laborers or mechanics, unless the same wages are not paid to a
23       majority, in which case the minimum wage shall be the average wages
24       paid, weighted by the total employed in the classification. In the alter-
25       native, the minimum wage shall be that determined under federal law
26       which would be required to be paid on federally funded projects at the
27       location of the public works project.
28             (b) Employees employed by contractors or subcontractors in the ex-
29       ecution of any nonfederal aid, public works project contract with any state
30       agency shall be paid not less than the wages as determined pursuant to
31       subsection (a).
32             (c) First preference for contracts for public works projects owned by
33       or built for any state agency shall be contractors employing exclusively
34       Kansas resident employees.
35        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
36       publication in the statute book.