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AB-1628 Public works: independent contractors.(2017-2018)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1628


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 1725.6 to the Labor Code, relating to public works.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1628, as introduced, Grayson. Public works: independent contractors.
Existing law defines “public works,” for purposes of regulating public works contracts, as, among other things, construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work that is performed under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of public funds. Existing law requires that not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of similar character in the locality in which the public work is performed be paid to all workers employed on public works, as specified.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit the use of independent contractors on public works projects.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1725.6 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

1725.6.
 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit the use of independent contractors on public works projects, as defined by this chapter.