Senate Bill 252
150th General Assembly (Present)
Laid on table during consideration; awaits further action
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING.
Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 48 enacted a requirement that contractors bidding for large public works contracts provide craft training of apprentices and journeymen. This Act expands how contractors can satisfy this craft training requirement as follows: 1. Creates the option to make an annual payment to the Department of Education’s apprenticeship and training fund instead of providing the craft training. 2. Clarifies that the craft training may be provided by a contractor or subcontractor through agreement with another organization. 3. Broadens the range of craft training programs that satisfy the current requirement to be consistent with the definition of "craft training" under § 6902 of Title 29 and Constitutional law. This Act also clarifies that the craft training requirement applies to each craft included in the contract. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 11(a) of Article VIII of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to impose a fee.
Takes effect upon being signed into law