SB 241
Modifies provisions governing project labor agreements
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/28/2021 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 241 - This act modifies provisions of law governing project labor agreements.

Specifically, project labor agreement regulations are modified such that they only apply to the procurement or letting of contracts for the construction of a project that is funded greater than 50% by state funds.

The act repeals provisions prohibiting the state, any agency of the state, or any instrumentality of the state from issuing tax abatements or tax credits or from entering into cooperative agreements for the improvement, maintenance, or renovation of real property or fixtures, a condition of which requires that bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents pertaining to the tax abatement, tax credit, or cooperative agreement contain any provision prohibited by state law.

The act repeals provisions applying current project labor agreement regulations to political subdivisions and furthermore creates new provisions permitting the state or a political subdivision of the state to enter into a union-only project labor agreement for the procurement of construction services on a project-by-project basis, provided that the project is funded 50% or less with state funds and provided further that the state or political subdivision completes certain analyses on the impact of the project labor agreement. Such analyses shall be made public and furthermore a public hearing shall be conducted on whether to proceed with the project. Interested parties may file a complaint with the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission for failure to comply with these provisions.

This act is identical to HB 1497 (2020).



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