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S 98 PUBLIC CONTRACT PAYMENTS

Sen Crystal Diamond

Actions: SPREF [1] STBTC/SJC-STBTC [8] DP-SJC

Scheduled: Not Scheduled

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Summary:
 Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) adds a new section to the Minimum Wage Act requiring that public contracts provide for increased contractor and subcontractor reimbursement and worker wage increases in accordance and concurrent with state minimum wage increases or increased costs as mandated by law.
 
Legislation Overview:
 Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) adds a new section to the Minimum Wage Act requiring that public contracts provide for increased contractor and subcontractor reimbursement and worker wage increases in accordance and concurrent with state minimum wage increases or increased costs as mandated by law.

Subsection A provides that beginning July 1, 2023, a state agency that contracts for services shall include in the terms of that contract: 
a provision for increasing reimbursement so that the contractor and any subcontractor to that contract are held harmless for any wage increase resulting from an increase in the state minimum wage or cost increase resulting from a change to statutory benefits; and 
a requirement that individuals employed pursuant to that contract or a subcontract of that contract who are paid the state minimum wage shall receive wage increases in accordance with and concurrent with increases in the state minimum wage. 

Subsection B provides definitions used in this section.