SB 5576-S3 - DIGEST

Addresses apprenticeship utilization requirements on public works.

Requires awarding agencies to: (1) Monitor apprenticeship utilization hours by contractor; and

(2) Report the apprenticeship utilization by contractor and subcontractor to the supervisor of apprenticeship at the department of labor and industries by final project acceptance.

Authorizes the electronic reporting system, being developed by the department of labor and industries, to be used for monitoring and/or reporting apprenticeship utilization hours.

Authorizes the department of transportation, in lieu of monetary penalty and incentive requirements, to use its three strike system for ensuring compliance including the allowance for a good faith effort.

Requires the supervisor of apprenticeship to verify compliance by contractors, subcontractors, and awarding agencies of apprenticeship utilization requirements; and allows the supervisor to coordinate with the department of enterprise services, the department of transportation, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, and other agencies or organizations to assist in tracking compliance.