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SENATE BILL NO. 425
INTRODUCED BY B. WILSON
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING A CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR TO SUBMIT CERTIFIED PAYROLL RECORDS FOR WORKERS RECEIVING AN HOURLY WAGE ON A WEEKLY BASIS; PROVIDING THAT THE PENALTY FOR FAILING TO SUBMIT CERTIFIED PAYROLL RECORDS IS ONE PERCENT OF THE CONTRACT PRICE OR UP TO $5,000, WHICHEVER IS LESS; AMENDING SECTIONS 18-2-423, 18-2-424, AND 18-2-432, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE AND AN APPLICABILITY DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 18-2-423, MCA, is amended to read:
"18-2-423. Submission of payroll records.
If a complaint is filed with the department alleging noncompliance with
18-2-422, the department may require the project to submit to it certified copies of the payroll records for workers
employed on that project. A contractor or a, subcontractor, or employer required to pay standard prevailing wages on a
public works contract shall pay employees receiving an hourly wage submit certified payroll records on a weekly basis to
the contracting agency or an authorized representative. Employees receiving an hourly wage must be paid on a weekly
basis. If a wage violation complaint is filed with the department, the contractor or, subcontractor, or employer shall provide
the employee's payroll records to the department within 5 days of receiving the payroll request from the department."
Section 2. Section 18-2-424, MCA, is amended to read:
"18-2-424. Enforcement. If a contractor
or a, subcontractor, or employer refuses or fails to submit certified payroll
records requested by the department pursuant to 18-2-423, the commissioner or his the commissioner's authorized
representative may issue subpoenas compelling the production of those records."
Section 3. Section 18-2-432, MCA, is amended to read:
"18-2-432. Penalty for violation. (1) If a person, firm, or corporation fails to comply with the provisions of this part,
the state, county, municipality, school district, or officer of a political subdivision that executed the public works contract
$1,000 1% of the contract price or up to $5,000, whichever is less, as liquidated damages for the violation of the
terms of the public works contract, and the money must be credited to the proper funds of the state, county, municipality,
school district, or political subdivision.
(2) Whenever a contractor
or, subcontractor, or employer is found by the commissioner to have aggravatedly or
willfully intentionally violated the labor standards provisions of this chapter, the contractor or subcontractor or any firm,
corporation, partnership, or association in which the contractor or subcontractor has a substantial interest is ineligible, for a
period not to exceed 3 years after the date of the final judgment, to receive any public works contracts or subcontracts that
are subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(3) Whenever an action has been instituted in a district court in this state against any person, firm, or corporation for the violation of this part, the court in which the action is pending is authorized to issue an injunction to restrain the person, firm, or corporation from proceeding with a public works contract with the state, county, municipality, school district, or political subdivision, pending the final determination of the instituted action."
NEW SECTION. Section 4. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval and applies to wage claims filed on or after July 1, 1999.
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