House Democrats Attempt to Amend Bill to Repeal Prevailing Wage


The House of Delegates will put a controversial bill to a vote tomorrow. The bill calls for a full repeal of the state’s prevailing wage.  Democrats attempted to put a limit on the length of repeal.

House Bill 4005 was on second reading in the chamber Tuesday, a phase that allows lawmakers to amend the bill on the floor.

House Minority Leader Tim Miley proposed an amendment that would limit the repeal of the state’s prevailing wage to just five years. After that five year period, Miley’s amendment calls for an economic study of its impacts.

Miley: “And the purpose of doing that is to actually measure whether what we are doing as a body to repeal the prevailing wage has all of the benefits that it’s claimed to have.”

House Speaker Tim Armstead determined the amendment wasn’t relevant to the bill. The unchanged bill will be up for a vote by the full chamber Wednesday.