AGC MA Testifies at Monday State House Hearing:June 14, 2017
On 6/12, AGC MA testified in support of three AGC MA bills filed for the 2017 Legislative Session before the joint Senate/House Committee on State Administration:
- Senate Bill 1710 & House Bill 3383 – “An Act Relative to the Fair Participation of Minority & Women AGC’s MBE/WBE’s on Public Construction Projects.”
- Would provide the necessary changes to the current law to allow DCAMM to continue their previously implemented policy of requiring selected trade contractors to sub-contract with M/WBE contractors in an effort to facilitate the broader participation of M/WBE firms on public construction contracts
- House Bill 1649 – “An Act Relative to the Health & Safety on Public Construction Projects.”
- Would require workers to be retrained every 5 years after being certified under the OSHA 10- hour law.
- House Bill 1702 – “ An Act Relative to Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) for Certain Public Construction Contracts
- Would allow construction managers the opportunity to use a single insurance policy to protect against defaults and deficiencies by subcontractors. This proposal does not impose a prerequisite to prequalification for contractors or subcontractors when they bid on 149A project.
Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry (D-Boston) made a special appearance at the hearing to speak strongly in favor of AGC’s MBE/WBE bill. ASM offered testimony ‘not opposing” the concept of the MBE/WBE and SDI bills, but stated they had major concerns with the way the bills were written. Michael Regan (Regan Cleary) testified against AGC’s SDI bill, stating his preference for bonds.Contact:Robert Petrucelli, President & CEOpetrucelli@agcmass.org
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