Event Details

Prevailing Wage – Housekeeping

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Thursday, August 15, 2024
10:30 a.m.

Location

Join electronically:
https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/88023479907?pwd=fas9AVSEnvezNT0PB2kCBL7RpdxJCM.1

Join by phone (audio only):
253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 880 2347 9907
Passcode: *326610851#

The public hearing will start at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until all oral/spoken comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2024.

Purpose

The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend three rule sections to bring them into alignment with amendments made to the underlying statutes they help to interpret and enforce. These changes reflect requirements in law and do not affect the purpose of the rule sections. This rulemaking would also amend one rule section to align with current L&I practice. This proposal includes amending the following sections in rule: WAC 296-127-010 Definitions for chapter 296-127 WAC: Update the “residential construction” definition to align with the definition for “residential construction” in RCW 39.12.017, which was created with the passage of House Bill 1743 (HB 1743). WAC 296-127-140 Investigation of complaint: Update language related to L&I’s acceptance timeline of a complaint concerning the nonpayment of the prevailing rate of wage. Change the acceptance date from 30 to 60 days for public works projects. This change aligns the section with RCW 39.12.065, which was amended with the passage of Senate Bill 5088 (SB 5088). WAC 296-127-160 Appeal of notice of violation: Eliminate the need to submit four copies of the request for a hearing. This aligns with current L&I practice and reduces paperwork. WAC 296-127-320 Payroll: Update language to align with RCW 39.12.120, which requires weekly certified payroll records be filed at least once a month using L&I’s online system. RCW 39.12.120 was created with the passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5035 (ESSB 5035). The proposed language was originally filed under the expedited (CR-105) rulemaking process (WSR 24-06-070) on March 5, 2024. L&I received a timely objection to that expedited rulemaking filing requiring L&I to file a CR-102 and engage in the standard rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedures Act.