TITLE 37
Public Property and Works

CHAPTER 37-13
Labor and Payment of Debts by Contractors

SECTION 37-13-6


   § 37-13-6  Ascertainment of prevailing rate of wages and other payments – Specification of rate in call for bids and in contract. – Before awarding any contract for public works to be done, the proper authority shall ascertain from the director of labor and training the general prevailing rate of the regular, holiday, and overtime wages paid and the general prevailing payments on behalf of employees only, to lawful welfare, pension, vacation, apprentice training, and educational funds (payments to the funds must constitute an ordinary business expense deduction for federal income tax purposes by contractors) in the city, town, village, or other appropriate political subdivision of the state in which the work is to be performed, for each craft, mechanic, teamster, laborer, or type of worker needed to execute the contract for the public works. The proper authority shall, also, specify in the call for bids for the contract and in the contract itself the general prevailing rate of the regular, holiday, and overtime wages paid and the payments on behalf of employees only, to the welfare, pension, vacation, apprentice training, and education funds existing in the locality for each craft, mechanic, teamster, laborer, or type of worker needed to execute the contract or work.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1931, ch. 1752, § 2; P.L. 1935, ch. 2201, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 290, § 5; P.L. 1955, ch. 3580, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 37-13-6; P.L. 1965, ch. 77, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 237, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 162.)