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RIIC PAC

Rhode Island
Independent Contractors
Political Action Committee

Why RIICA members need to support our Political Action Committee Fund...

All members of RIICA have been subjected to local, state and federal government laws and regulations.

Some of these laws and regulations have been good for our industry and some not so good. If we, as contractors, don't make the effort to inform our elected government officials on issues that affect our businesses, our livelihoods and our families then who will? As an association, we must work at preventing legislation that is detrimental to our industry while introducing and supporting legislative initiatives that improve our business environment. This is why RIICA maintains the RIIC PAC.

Contributions to RIIC PAC made by individuals and family members (no corporate money allowed) are kept in the PAC checking account and distributed based on advice from our lobbyist and approval by committee members.

RIICA along with our lobbyist: (1) monitor legislative Bills and hearings, (2) testify on behalf of the association, (3) support elected officials that have supported our positions, (4) do not support opponents of our positions and initiatives.

If you agree that your association needs to maintain an active, ongoing lobbying effort to represent our interests then I trust you also agree that this effort needs to be funded. Your personal contribution of any amount -- $10, $25, $50, $75, $100  up to $200.00 -- can be made out to RIICPAC and sent to PO Box 1121, Slatersville, RI 02876. Your contribution will support the legislative efforts of your industry.

2015
  • Independent Contractor  Bill
     
  • Article 24 of Governor's Budget FY 2015-2016
    Tucked away in the Governor's FY 2015-16 budget is a clause that would mandate Project Labor Agreements as part of any public works projects. RIICA Opposes.
     
  • This as another attempt at Unions controlling all public works projects as opposed to playing on the same field as other non-union companies.
     
  • Open Contracting Act -  H-5956; S-0645
    This bill would allow union and non-union contractors compete on the same playing field that the federal Davis Bacon Act  in providing union scale, prevailing wages determined was fair and equitable.
     
  • Notification of Subcontractors on Public Works Projects- H 5150
    This bill would mandate the notification of the list of subcontractors by the successful Contractor seven (7) days prior to the award of the contract.
     
  • THE RHODE ISLAND CESSPOOL ACT OF 2007- S.369
    This bill would amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools.

2014

  • Licensing Bill (H-7529 and S-2391) – Still alive and hopeful of passage. Will have to amend and delete proposed addition of 2 seats on Contractor's Registration Board. This is our best shot on finally getting uniform licensing statewide!!
     
  • Prevailing Wage Bill – Dead.
     
  • Independent Contractor H-7277 – Withdrawn by sponsor. May resurface in another form.
     
  • Electrician's Bill (H-7006 and S-2406) – Problems for some members with regard to word "maintenance."  DLT Electricians Board taking tough stand. I'm planning to schedule a meeting with them. Will need Bob Johnson at meeting. They have agreed to reinsert language proposed to be deleted on page 11, line 29. We have prevailed on that point; but words maintaining, servicing and testing are issues.

2013

  • House Bill No. 5341
    BY Walsh, Ucci
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - HOISTING ENGINEERS (would require participation in an apprentice program and other requirements to obtain a hoisting engineers license)
     
  • Senate Bill No. 475
    BY Cool Rumsey, Doyle, DaPonte, Jabour, Nesselbush
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - HOISTING ENGINEERS (would require participation in an apprentice program and other requirements to obtain a hoisting engineers license.)
     
  • House Bill No. 5300
    BY San Bento, Winfield, Corvese, Kazarian, Lombardi
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONTRACTORS (would establish qualifications and procedures to license underground utility contractors. It would also establish the duties of the contractor's registration and licensing board in administering and overseeing the licensee)
     
  • Senate Bill No. 476
    BY Walaska, Lombardo
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONTRACTORS (would establish qualifications and procedures to license underground utility contractors. It would also establish the duties of the contractor's registration and licensing board in administering and overseeing the licensee.)
     
  • House Bill No. 5472
    BY Carnevale, Ucci, Lombardi, Craven, Palumbo
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- APPRENTICESHIP (would require that all bidders responding to an invitation to bid on a public works project would have an indentured Class A apprenticeship program, and that no less than 15% of the project's labor hours be performed by apprentices in this program)
     
  • Senate Bill No. 293
    BY Miller, Doyle, Lombardi, Gallo, McCaffrey
    ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR -- APPRENTICESHIP (would require that all bidders responding to an invitation to bid on a public works project would have an indentured Class A apprenticeship program, and that no less than 15% of the project's labor hours be performed by apprentices in this program.)

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