SECOND REGULAR SESSION
SENATE BILL NO. 589
90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR CHILDERS.
Pre-filed December 1, 1999, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.
TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.
To amend chapter 290, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the prevailing wage.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 290, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 290.235, to read as follows:
290.235. 1. Any political subdivision located in or comprising any county with an assessed valuation of less than three hundred million dollars, may choose to be excluded from the provisions of sections 290.210 to 290.340, upon approval of the voters of such political subdivision. Upon majority approval of the governing body of the political subdivision, such political subdivision shall submit to the voters of the political subdivision, at a municipal, county or state general, primary or special election, a proposal to authorize the political subdivision to be excluded from the provisions of sections 290.210 to 290.340. If the voters of the political subdivision present a petition signed by a number of voters equal to ten percent of those in the political subdivision who were registered to vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, then the governing body shall submit such a proposal to the voters of the political subdivision.
2. Any ballot of submission shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following language:
Shall the city (special district or county) of ................. (name of city, special district or county) be excluded from the state prevailing wage law? Such change would leave the federal prevailing wage law as the requirement that no less than the local prevailing hourly rate of wages be paid to all workers on public construction projects involving federal funds.
If you are in favor of the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "NO".
3. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the ordinance shall be in effect, beginning the first day of the second calendar quarter following its adoption. If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting are opposed to the proposal, then the governing body of the political subdivision shall have no power to exclude itself from the provisions of sections 290.210 to 290.340 unless and until the governing body of the political subdivision shall again have submitted another such proposal and the proposal is approved by the requisite majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.
Return to Senate Home Page