As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.   [PL 2011, c. 463, §1 (RPR).]
1.  Board“Board” means the Minimum Wage Rate on Construction Projects Board as constituted in sections 1304 to 1313.  

[PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304

  • Board: means the Minimum Wage Rate on Construction Projects Board as constituted in sections 1304 to 1313. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Construction: means any construction, reconstruction, demolition, improvement, enlargement, painting, decorating or repair of any public works let to contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Construction industry: means that industry which is composed of employees and employers engaged in construction, demolition, repair or moving of buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, waterworks, airports and all other structures or works whether private or public on which construction work, as defined in subsection 2, is performed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Fair minimum wage and benefits: means the prevailing wage and benefits as determined by the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards according to section 1306. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Interested party: means a bidder, contractor or subcontractor for a public works contract covered by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Locality: means where the construction is to be performed and the adjacent areas from which labor would be recruited for work on the project, and, in appropriate circumstances, it may be deemed to include the entire State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Prevailing wage and benefits: means the hourly wage and benefits paid to the median number of workers employed in a trade or occupation on the 2nd and 3rd week in September. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Public authority: means the Maine Turnpike Authority or any officer, board, commission or agency of the State that is authorized by law to enter into contracts for the construction of public works and is supported in whole or in part by public funds of the State . See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
  • Public works: includes public schools and all buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, demolition, waterworks, airports and all other structures upon which construction is funded in whole or in part by state funds and for which the contract amounts to $50,000 or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1304
2.  Construction.  “Construction” means any construction, reconstruction, demolition, improvement, enlargement, painting, decorating or repair of any public works let to contract. The term “construction” shall not be construed to include engineering or architectural services, temporary or emergency repairs or any contract of less than $10,000.  

[PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR).]

3.  Construction industry“Construction industry” means that industry which is composed of employees and employers engaged in construction, demolition, repair or moving of buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, waterworks, airports and all other structures or works whether private or public on which construction work, as defined in subsection 2, is performed.  

[PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR).]

4.  Employee.  “Employee” shall not include such persons as are employed or hired by the public authority on a regular or temporary basis or engaged in making temporary or emergency repairs.  

[PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR).]

5.  Fair minimum wage and benefits“Fair minimum wage and benefits” means the prevailing wage and benefits as determined by the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards according to section 1306.  

[PL 1997, c. 757, §2 (AMD).]

5-A.  Interested party“Interested party” means a bidder, contractor or subcontractor for a public works contract covered by this chapter.  

[PL 2011, c. 463, §2 (NEW).]

6.  Locality“Locality” means where the construction is to be performed and the adjacent areas from which labor would be recruited for work on the project, and, in appropriate circumstances, it may be deemed to include the entire State.  

[PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR).]

7.  Public authority“Public authority” means the Maine Turnpike Authority or any officer, board, commission or agency of the State that is authorized by law to enter into contracts for the construction of public works and is supported in whole or in part by public funds of the State . Sections 1304 to 1313 apply to expenditures made in whole or in part from public funds.  

[PL 1997, c. 743, §2 (AMD).]

8.  Public works“Public works” includes public schools and all buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, demolition, waterworks, airports and all other structures upon which construction is funded in whole or in part by state funds and for which the contract amounts to $50,000 or more.  

[PL 2019, c. 473, §1 (AMD).]

9.  Prevailing wage and benefits“Prevailing wage and benefits” means the hourly wage and benefits paid to the median number of workers employed in a trade or occupation on the 2nd and 3rd week in September.  

[PL 1997, c. 757, §3 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 1965, c. 406, §2 (NEW). PL 1967, c. 403 (RPR). PL 1971, c. 620, §13 (AMD). PL 1975, c. 59, §3 (AMD). RR 1995, c. 2, §65 (COR). PL 1997, c. 743, §2 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 757, §§2,3 (AMD). PL 2003, c. 197, §1 (AMD). PL 2009, c. 453, §1 (AMD). PL 2011, c. 463, §§1, 2 (AMD). PL 2019, c. 473, §1 (AMD).