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HB24-1245

Fair Labor Practice Requirements for Broadband Projects

Concerning requirements that projects for broadband deployment receiving money distributed by the Colorado broadband office comply with certain fair labor practices.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Labor & Employment
State Government
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The Colorado broadband office (office) is authorized to seek or apply for, accept, and expend money from the federal government for broadband deployment. The bill requires that for federal money that the office distributes, or for state money that it distributes as matching funding for federal money, it must give substantial weight, but not less than 25% weight, to fair labor practices by establishing evaluation metrics for applicants. Additionally, for projects that receive an award of over $500,000, workers involved in the projects must be paid prevailing wages for the project to receive the award.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Story
Sen. J. Gonzales

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