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SB-1999 Public work.(1999-2000)

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Senate Bill No. 1999
CHAPTER 881

An act to amend Section 1720 of the Labor Code, relating to public contracts.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 29, 2000. Approved by Governor  September 28, 2000. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1999, Burton. Public work.
Existing law defines public works and establishes certain requirements that must be met by persons who enter into contracts for public works. Those requirements include provisions generally known as the prevailing wage laws. The prevailing wage laws require that all workers employed on public works be paid the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, as determined by the Director of Industrial Relations.
This bill would revise the definition of public works by providing that “construction” includes work performed during the design and preconstruction phases of construction including, but not limited to, inspection and land surveying work. By requiring local government entities to comply with the provisions affecting public works, including the prevailing wage laws, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement, including the creation of a State Mandates Claims Fund to pay the costs of mandates that do not exceed $1,000,000 statewide and other procedures for claims whose statewide costs exceed $1,000,000.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1720 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1720.
 As used in this chapter, “public works” means:
(a) Construction, alteration, demolition, or repair work done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of public funds, except work done directly by any public utility company pursuant to order of the Public Utilities Commission or other public authority. For purposes of this subdivision, “construction“ includes work performed during the design and preconstruction phases of construction including, but not limited to, inspection and land surveying work.
(b) Work done for irrigation, utility, reclamation, and improvement districts, and other districts of this type. “Public work” shall not include the operation of the irrigation or drainage system of any irrigation or reclamation district, except as used in Section 1778 relating to retaining wages.
(c) Street, sewer, or other improvement work done under the direction and supervision or by the authority of any officer or public body of the state, or of any political subdivision or district thereof, whether the political subdivision or district operates under a freeholder’s charter or not.
(d) The laying of carpet done under a building lease-maintenance contract and paid for out of public funds.
(e) The laying of carpet in a public building done under contract and paid for in whole or part out of public funds.
(f) Public transportation demonstration projects authorized pursuant to Section 143 of the Streets and Highways Code.

SEC. 2.

 Notwithstanding Section 17610 of the Government Code, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. If the statewide cost of the claim for reimbursement does not exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), reimbursement shall be made from the State Mandates Claims Fund.