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2011 Senate Bill 95: Repeal “prevailing wage” law
  1. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on February 1, 2011, 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 union pay scales in a particular part of a geographic region. These wage rates may be above the market rate in other parts of the region.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on February 1, 2011.