Bill

SB 518

87(R) - 2021
Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Labor
Local Government
Purchasing

Companion Bill

HB 633

Contact the Author

Lois Kolkhorst

Phone:

512-463-0118

Capitol Office:

GE.4

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of certain data collected by the Texas Workforce Commission to determine general prevailing wage rates for certain public work contracts.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 518 would allow projects in counties with a population of not more than one million, to use data compiled by the Texas Workforce Commission’s Labor Market and Career Information Department to determine the prevailing wages of public contracts. This state data would only be able to be used if there was no data available through the Office of Management and Budget in the Standard Occupational Classification system. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 518 as it could potentially lead to less waste of taxpayer money.

Contact the Author

Lois Kolkhorst

Phone:

512-463-0118

Capitol Office:

GE.4

Email: