AGC Opposes Revised Off-Site Prefab Bill

The off-site prefabrication legislation strongly opposed by AGC has been amended and generally made simpler but is still is unworkable.

The original version of HB 2805 said that for public works contracts over $1 million contractors and subs must submit a certified list to the awarding agency and L&I of any off-site prefabricated nonstandard project-specific items produced outside Washington. The list must provide: (1) a general description of the item; (2) the name and address of the contractor or subcontractor; and (3) the name address and federal employer identification number of the contractor or subcontractor that produced the item. Plus the contractors and subs producing the items outside Washington must file certified copies of payroll records.

As the measure passed the House an amendment was adopted that stripped the requirement to file certified payroll records of the out-of-state producers.

The revised version still carries these requirements: Public works contracts estimated to cost over $1 million must contain a provision requiring contractors to submit information to the awarding agency and to the Department regarding any off-site prefabricated nonstandard project-specific items produced under each contract and produced outside Washington. The information that must be provided is: (1) the total cost of the public works project; (2) the contract value including labor and materials of the off- site prefabricated nonstandard project specific items produced outside Washington; and (3) the name address and federal employer identification number of the contractor that produced the off-site prefabricated nonstandard project specific items.

AGC will work to defeat the bill in the Senate. For more information contact AGC Legislative Counsel Van Collins 360-352-5000.