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Introduced in Senate (05/22/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1200


To require that certain prevailing wage determinations be made using representative statistical sample techniques.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 22, 2017

Mr. Flake introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To require that certain prevailing wage determinations be made using representative statistical sample techniques.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Opportunity in Federal Construction Act”.

SEC. 2. Wage determinations.

(a) In general.—Section 3142(b) of title 40, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting “, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” after “Secretary of Labor”; and

(2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, using surveys carried out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that use proper representative statistical sampling techniques”.

(b) Rulemaking.—The Secretary of Labor shall issue regulations to carry out the amendments made by subsection (a).

SEC. 3. GAO report.

(a) Study.—Not later than one year after the effective date of the regulations issued pursuant to section 2(b), the Comptroller General of the United States shall commence a study of the implementation of such regulations.

(b) Report.—The Comptroller General shall submit a report to Congress containing the results of the study described in subsection (a).