senate Bill S2814

Requires the payment of prevailing wages on certain state university of New York construction projects

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    • Passed Senate
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  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Mar / 2009
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 09 / Mar / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 12 / May / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 03 / May / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 02 / Jun / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A612
Versions:
S2814
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Labor Law

Votes

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15
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Nay
0
aye with reservations
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absent
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2814 REVISED 05/05/10

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring prevailing
wages to be paid on certain state university of New York projects


PURPOSE :
Requires the payment of prevailing wages on all SUNY building
projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
The bill adds a new section 220-i to the Labor Law to require the
payment of prevailing wages on all projects entered into between the
dormitory authority, the state university of New York or the state
university construction fund and any third party, for the design,
construction, repair, improvement and related work on buildings or
facilities at a site owned or leased owned by the State University of
New York. Further, all parties must specifically agree to the
enforcement of prevailing wages for such projects by the Department of
Labor.

EXISTING LAW :
Section 220(2) of the labor law requires that third parties which
contract for public work in place of, on behalf or for the benefit of
certain public entities pay prevailing wages for the public work.

JUSTIFICATION :
This legislation would clarify that payment of prevailing wages is
required whenever public work projects are undertaken at a site owned
or leased by the State University of New York. Agreements entered into
on behalf of SUNY or the SUNY Construction Fund with third parties do
not consistently result in the payment of prevailing wages. Various
types of agreements to build on land owned or leased by SUNY have led
to varying interpretations by parties of the obligation to pay
prevailing wages. Private organizations regarded by enforcement as
"alter egos" of SUNY have failed to pay prevailing wages on contracts
entered into for the benefit of SUNY. Employees who work on these
projects do so with the expectation they will be paid prevailing wages
and supplements for public work as required by the state labor law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2009: S.2814 Reported to Finance; A.612 Referred to Labor
2007-08: A.2456 Referred to Labor
2005-06: S.3381 Passed Senate (57-0); A.10642 Referred to Labor
2004: S.6476 Passed Senate (62-0)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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