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2013 Senate Bill 159: Repeal “prevailing wage” law
  1. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on February 6, 2013, to repeal the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government contracts to contractors who submit the lowest bid unless the contractor pays "prevailing wages," which are based on regional union pay scales that tend to be above the market rate. Senate Bill 157 contains the repeal; this bill revises the school code to reflect the repeal.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on February 6, 2013.