September Construction Conversation
Ohio's Legislative, Administrative, and Judicial Two-Way Newsletter
Please find linked below this month's DBX Construction Conversation from Luther Liggett, Jr. at Graff & McGovern, LPA including these topics:
Legislative: Prevailing Wage Repeal Hearing During Recess
While the General Assembly is home on recess, the House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee held a Proponent Hearing on Prevailing Wage Repeal in September.
Administrative: $52 Million School Project Planned for Clark County
The Clark Shawnee Local School District in Springfield, Clark County will select a Construction Manager at Risk for school construction costing $52 million.
Legislative: Infrastructure Bond Bank
The Ohio Senate is considering legislation to amend the Ohio Constitution, permitting local governments to borrow from a “Bond Bank” for infrastructure construction projects.
Judicial: Independent Contractor Law Enforced
The Franklin County Court of Appeals has upheld the enforcement of Ohio’s “20-point” test, to determine whether a contractor must pay unemployment compensation premiums for employees misclassified as an “independent contractor.”
Legislative: House Considers Workforce Development
Companion legislation enjoyed hearings in the Ohio House to consider changes to Workforce Development programs in primary and secondary schools throughout the state. Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R, Tipp City) passed unanimously in April.
Administrative: Hamilton County Facilities
County government in Ohio can be a large source of design and construction opportunities. Hamilton County manages numerous buildings with a 5-year capital budget of $65 million, plus two major league sports stadia.
Legislative: Workers’ Compensation Reorganization
Two bills began legislative hearings in the Ohio House on reforming the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, to increase self-insurance opportunities outside of the Bureau, and to incentivize safety and return-to-work programs.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
TOPIC: Legislative Session
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