HOUSE BILL 21
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2021
RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS; REQUIRING CONTRIBUTIONS TO APPRENTICE AND TRAINING PROGRAMS OR TO THE PUBLIC WORKS APPRENTICE AND TRAINING FUND FOR ALL PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 13-4D-4 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1992, Chapter 74, Section 4) is amended to read:
A. The Public Works Apprentice and Training Act shall be administered by the public works bureau of the labor [and industrial division of the labor] relations division of the workforce solutions department. The bureau shall collect employers' contributions in accordance with [this] that act, review employers' compliance statements, review certified payroll reports to verify training contributions, investigate allegations of and impose penalties for employer noncompliance and disburse funds as provided in Section [5 of the Public Works Apprentice and Training Act] 13-4D-5 NMSA 1978.
B. Public works construction projects [except for street, highway, bridge, road, utility or maintenance contracts with employers who elect not to participate in training] shall not be constructed unless an employer agrees to make contributions to approved apprentice and training programs in New Mexico in which the employer is a participant or to the public works apprentice and training fund administered by the public works bureau of the labor [and industrial division of the labor] relations division of the workforce solutions department. Contributions shall be made in the same manner and in the same amount as apprentice and training contributions required pursuant to wage rate determinations made by the director.
C. The director shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of the Public Works Apprentice and Training Act."
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