SENATE BILL 5729
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Rinehart, Pelz, Wojahn, Skratek, Bauer, Talmadge, Moore, Sutherland, Conner, Rasmussen, Murray and L. Kreidler.
Read first time February 18, 1991. Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.
AN ACT Relating to state printing; amending RCW 43.78.110 and 43.78.030; adding a new section to chapter 43.78 RCW; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.78 RCW to read as follows:
(1) All printing done under the authority of this chapter shall bear the label of a recognized printing labor organization, except as otherwise provided in this section.
(2) Printing firms not having the use of the label required by this section and who present bids for printing as provided in this chapter shall be required to:
(a) File a sworn statement with the department of labor and industries certifying that employees, in the employ of the firm who will be producing the printing for which bids have been solicited, are receiving the prevailing wage rate. The prevailing wage rate shall be determined by the department of labor and industries, based on wage rates and working hours that have been established by collective bargaining agreements between recognized or certified exclusive bargaining representatives and employers in the printing and binding industry. The department shall periodically, no less than annually, prepare and furnish to the state printer a list of the classifications of labor usually performed by the employees in the printing and binding trades together with the prevailing wage rate and working hours.
(b) If a collective bargaining agreement is in effect between an employer and employees represented by a recognized or certified exclusive bargaining representative, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement shall be deemed to be the conditions prevalent in the locality and shall be the minimum requirement for being adjudged a responsible bidder under this section.
(3) Printing firms having the use of the union label required by this section shall be deemed as having complied with the provisions of this section, but nothing in this section shall be construed as exempting the firms from any of the other provisions of this chapter.
(4) The requirements of this section shall be enforced by the director of labor and industries and a violation of this section shall be determined under RCW 39.12.050.
Sec. 2. RCW 43.78.110 and 1982 c 164 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
Subject to the requirements of section 1 of this act, whenever in the
judgment of the public printer certain printing, ruling, binding, or supplies
can be secured from private sources more economically than by doing the work or
preparing the supplies in the state printing plant, he or she may obtain
such work or supplies from such private sources. The public printer shall
notify day training centers, group training homes, and sheltered workshops
providing printing and related trade services ((
under RCW 43.19.532)) of
the opportunity to bid on the provision of such work or supplies under this
(2) In event any work or supplies are secured on behalf of the state under this section the state printing plant shall be entitled to add up to five percent to the cost thereof to cover the handling of the orders which shall be added to the bills and charged to the respective authorities ordering the work or supplies.
Sec. 3. RCW 43.78.030 and 1988 c 102 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The public printer shall print and bind the session laws, the journals of the two houses of the legislature, all bills, resolutions, documents, and other printing and binding of either the senate or house, as the same may be ordered by the legislature; and such forms, blanks, record books, and printing and binding of every description as may be ordered by all state officers, boards, commissions, and institutions, and the supreme court, and the court of appeals and officers thereof, as the same may be ordered on requisition, from time to time, by the proper authorities.
(2) This section shall not apply to the printing of the supreme court and the court of appeals reports, or to the printing of bond certificates or bond offering disclosure documents.
Where any institution or institution of higher learning of the state is or may
become equipped with facilities for doing such work, it may do any printing:
(1))) (a) For itself, or (( (2))) (b) for any
other state institution when such printing is done as part of a course of study
relative to the profession of printer.
Any printing and binding of whatever description as may be needed by any
institution of higher learning, institution or agency of the state department
of social and health services not at Olympia, or the supreme court or the court
of appeals or any officer thereof, the estimated cost of which shall not exceed
one thousand dollars, may be done by any private printing company in the
general vicinity within the state of Washington so ordering, if in the judgment
of the officer of the agency so ordering, the saving in time and processing
justifies the award to such local private printing concern. ((
(5) Where any printing or binding needed by an institution of higher education is to be paid for from research grant or contract funds, short course revenues, or other nonstate appropriated funding source, such printing or binding may be done by any private printing company in the state of Washington, irrespective of the dollar limit specified in this section, when in the judgment of the officer of the institution so ordering, the saving in time or cost justifies the award to such local private printing concern.
(6) All printing performed under subsections (4) and (5) of this section shall comply with section 1 of this act.
(7) Beginning on July 1, 1989, and on July 1 of each succeeding odd-numbered year, the dollar limit specified in this section shall be adjusted as follows: The office of financial management shall calculate such limit by adjusting the previous biennium's limit by an appropriate federal inflationary index reflecting the rate of inflation for the previous biennium. Such amounts shall be rounded to the nearest fifty dollars.