Take Back Kentucky Legislative Action Alert

Support: Senate Bill 9: Remove Prevailing Wage from Education


Call 1-800-372-7181

Sponsor(s):                 W. Schroder, C. McDaniel, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, C. Girdler, P. Hornback, A. Robinson, D. Thayer, S. West, M. Wilson, M. Wise


  • Jan 06, 2016 – introduced in Senate
  • Jan 07, 2016 – to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
  • Jan 12, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • Jan 13, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 14
  • Jan 14, 2016 – 3rd reading, passed 26-11
  • Jan 15, 2016 – received in House
  • Jan 19, 2016 – to Labor & Industry (H)

Committee:                House Labor & Industry

Timeframe:                 Committee meets every Thursday @ 10 AM in Annex Room 149

Message is for:           All House Leadership, Member of the House Labor and Industry Committee, and YOUR Representative

Message:                     “Support SB 9, Reduce Education Costs for our Children and Students, Remove Prevailing Wage.”     

Optional:                    E-mail the legislators on the committee. Example e-mail address: Firstname.Lastname@lrc.ky.gov . If that doesn’t work they have a contact page on their informational page.

Information:               This bill excludes Construction of Educational Buildings from Prevailing Wage Requirements. Prevailing Wages are generally 25-50% above the industry standard wages. This bill will help reduce the cost to taxpayers as well as to students as construction contracts will be brought down to a reasonable rate.  The other side argues that are children and students will have subpar facilities; however, that is a fallacy as there are plenty of private buildings being built every year that are built well and up to code.

PDF Version: SB 9 – 2016



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