Legislative Update

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Government Affairs

Hearing Tomorrow on HB 119

Good news!  We now have a firm hearing on HB 119, our proposed bill that would amend Idaho’s CM/GC bill to better protect ALL parties in the construction industry and taxpayers! 

After canceling the hearing last week, House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri decided late yesterday that the hearing will go forward, TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT 1:30 pm Mountain Time. Read the rest of entry »

Legislative Alert! Your Action Needed!

Good news! Last week the Idaho House Business Committee voted to formally “print” ABC‘s proposed amendments to Idaho’s CM/GC law as an actual bill.

The bill number is HO 119. It is presently scheduled for a formal hearing on Wednesday February 25th at 1:30 PM before the House Business Committee in the State Capitol. Read the rest of entry »

Legislative Update for Idaho and Washington: 1-20-2015

IN IDAHO

CM/GC LegislationLast week ABC met with key members of leadership and committees to discuss the deficiencies of the new CM/GC bill passed in the last legislative session. The legislators were very receptive to ABC’s information, and concerned about the potential unintended consequences of the new bill. Read the rest of entry »

Summer '14 Legislative Review and a Quick Look Ahead

A key part of ABC’s mission is to advance and protect Free Enterprise and the Merit Shop – which means ABC is constantly working at all levels of government to protect your interests and keep markets open and free for Merit Shop contractors and your employees.
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Coalition Stops Spokane City Council Initiative to Impose Apprenticeship Quotas

In August, members of the Spokane City Council previewed a new local ordinance that would impose a 15% apprenticeship quota on Spokane public works projects over $200,000
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ABC Golf Tournament Raises Funds for ABC State PACs

In July, ABC held the annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for ABC Government Affairs programming including funding for both the ABC Idaho and Washington State Political Action Committees, (PACS).
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ABC Task Force Tackles Idaho's New CM/GC Law

During the 2014 session, Idaho ‘s Legislature passed broad and ambiguous language dramatically changing the existing Idaho CM law. The new law allows for licensed Construction Managers to also act as General Contractors and perform work, as well as act as the construction manager.
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ABC National Legislative Conference

ABC National Legislative Conference in June saw hundreds of ABC members and staff gather from across the country in Washington D.C. to take Merit Shop issues and concerns to Capitol Hill. Inland Pacific ABC attendees
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