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Adding training on public works and prevailing wage requirements to responsible bidder criteria (Doglio, Sells, Gregerson)

Requires a bidder, before award of a public works contract, to also meet the following responsibility criteria to be considered a responsible bidder and qualified to be awarded a public works project: Have attended training from the department of labor and industries or a training program approved by the department relating to the requirements associated with public works and prevailing wage under chapters 39.04 and 39.12 RCW.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The substitute bill: (1) adds the exemption from training; (2) requires the bidder to specify a person(s) to receive the training; (3) requires the training to be "received" rather than "attended;" (4) specifies the four hour length of the training; (5) adds the provisions on records and reliance on records; and (6) adds the effective date and null and void clauses

2ND SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO 1ST SUBSTITUTE:
The second substitute: (1) Makes a technical change to amend the current version of the law (the law was amended in 2017); (2) updates the effective date from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 and the null and void date from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018.

HOUSE FLOOR AMENDMENTS
Strikes the four-hour length requirement for the training and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries, in consultation with the Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee, must determine the length of the training.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1673&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)