Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
December 30, 1998
Senate Local Government
Will Meyer (303-866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ENACTING CERTAIN LOCAL LABOR LAWS.
Summary of Assessment
The bill states that the minimum wages of workers and youth employment in Colorado are a matter of statewide concern. It prohibits units of local government from enacting any jurisdiction-wide laws with respect to minimum wages whether acting through its governing body, an initiative, a referendum, or any other process. The bill allows units of local government to enact such provisions only with respect to employees, contractors, and subcontractors of their jurisdiction. The bill defines "prevailing wages" to mean "for each class of work, the rate of pay currently and most commonly paid to workers performing such class of work in that local government and the overtime and other benefits currently and most commonly granted to such workers in that local government". The bill would become effective ninety days after adjournment unless a referendum petition is filed and approved by the voters.
Agencies of the state do not employ any workers who would be covered under the provisions of the bill, and therefore the bill would not have any fiscal impact to the state. Units of local government would be allowed to set minimum and prevailing wages paid to their employees, contractors, and subcontractors of their jurisdiction and would not have any fiscal impact to them. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
Local Affairs Labor and Employment