2016 Idaho Statutes
Title 44 - LABOR
Chapter 20 - RIGHT TO WORK
Section 44-2013 - PUBLIC WORKS -- WAGES.

ID Code § 44-2013 (2016) What's This?

44-2013. Public Works -- wages. Notwithstanding any other provision found in chapter 10, title 44, Idaho Code, and chapter 57, title 67, Idaho Code, the following shall apply:
(1) This act shall be known as the "Open Access to Work Act."
(2) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) "Political subdivision" means the state of Idaho, or any county, city, school district, sewer district, fire district, or any other taxing subdivision or district of any public or quasi-public corporation of the state, or any agency thereof, or with any other public board, body, commission, department or agency, or officer or representative thereof.
(b) "Public works" shall have the same meaning as that provided for "public works construction" in section 54-1901, Idaho Code.
(3) (a) Except as provided in subsection (3)(b) of this section or as required by federal or state law, the state or any political subdivision that contracts for the construction, alteration, equipping, furnishing, maintenance, repair or improvement of public works shall not require that a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or carrier engaged in the construction, alteration, equipping, furnishing, maintenance, repair or improvement of public works pay its employees:
(i) A predetermined amount of wages or wage rate; or
(ii) A type, amount or rate of employee benefits.
(b) Subsection (3)(a) of this section shall not apply when federal law requires the payment of prevailing or minimum wages to persons working on projects funded in whole or in part by federal funds.
(4) The state or any political subdivision that contracts for the construction, alteration, equipping, furnishing, maintenance, repair or improvement of public works shall not require that a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or carrier engaged in the construction, alteration, equipping, furnishing, maintenance, repair or improvement of public works executes or otherwise becomes a party to any project labor agreement, collective bargaining agreement, prehire agreement or any other agreement with employees, their representatives or any labor organization as a condition of bidding, negotiating, being awarded or performing work on a public works project.
(5) Any interested party, which shall include a bidder, offeror, contractor, subcontractor or taxpayer, shall have standing to challenge any bid award, specification, project agreement, controlling document, grant or cooperative agreement that violated the provisions of this section, and such interested party shall be awarded costs and attorney's fees in the event that such challenge prevails.
(6) The provisions of this section apply to any contract executed after July 1, 2011.

History:
[44-2013, added 2011, ch. 31, sec. 2, p. 74.]

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