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2015 Senate Bill 3: Repeal “prevailing wage” law
Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on January 20, 2015
To repeal the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government contracts to contractors who submit the lowest bid unless the contractor pays wages based on pay scales that local union officials represent as prevalent in a particular area, but which tend to be above the market rate.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on January 20, 2015
Reported in the Senate on May 14, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 14, 2015
To strip out a $75,000 appropriation added to the bill that would make it "referendum-proof".
The amendment failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on May 14, 2015.
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Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on May 14, 2015.
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To repeal the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government contracts to contractors who submit the lowest bid unless the contractor pays wages based on pay scales that local union officials represent as prevalent in a particular area, but which tend to be above the market rate. The Senate added a modest appropriation, which has the effect of making the bill "referendum-proof".
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Morris Hood, III (D) on May 14, 2015
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on May 14, 2015.
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Received in the House on May 14, 2015
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on May 14, 2015

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