The state House Labor and Industry Committee has scheduled four hearings to discuss legislation that would reform the commonwealth's prevailing wage law.
Monroe County Republican Mario Scavello, the committee's chairman, announced hearings for Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 in State College and Stroudsburg, as well as two others on Sept. 10 and Sept. 16 in Williamsport and Johnstown.
The committee has already approved two bills related to prevailing wage. House Bill 796 would raise the threshold to $100,000 from $25,000 for which projects would be subject to the law. H.B. 665 would establish a clear definition for maintenance work.
According to Scavello, if the law were adjusted for inflation, the threshold would be close to $190,000.
Additional bills that would establish higher thresholds, provide for exemptions or even repeal the law, and establish a moratorium or make prevailing wage optional for local governments are awaiting consideration.