PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed December 18, 2018, 10:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-127 WAC, Prevailing wage.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 39.12
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is to review prevailing wage rules for housekeeping changes in order to further clarify the language without changing their effect of any rule except where necessary to align with statute or case law. No substantive changes will be considered in this rule.
Possible changes under consideration include:
|•||Update references to correct current statues [statutes] and addresses;|
|•||Change to gender neutral language; and|
|•||Replace archaic terminology.|
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will develop the rule language with input from the prevailing wage advisory committee and other interested parties. Interested parties may participate in the decision to adopt the amended rules and formulation of the rules before publication by contacting the individual below. The public may also participate, after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment period.
For more information on this rule making, visit the department of labor and industries' (L&I) laws and rules web site at http://www.lni.wa.gov/LawRule/ or contact the individual below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Beverly Clark, L&I, Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6272, fax 360-902-5292, email Beverly.Clark@Lni.wa.gov.
December 18, 2018