(1) The department of labor and industries may charge fees to awarding agencies on public works for the approval of statements of intent to pay prevailing wages and the certification of affidavits of wages paid. The department may also charge fees to persons or organizations requesting the arbitration of disputes under RCW 39.12.060
. The amount of the fees shall be established by rules adopted by the department under the procedures in the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05
RCW. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the fees shall apply to all approvals, certifications, and arbitration requests made after the effective date of the rules. All fees shall be deposited in the public works administration account. The department may refuse to arbitrate for contractors, subcontractors, persons, or organizations which have not paid the proper fees. The department may, if necessary, request the attorney general to take legal action to collect delinquent fees.
(2) The department shall set the fees permitted by this section at a level that generates revenue that is as near as practicable to the amount of the appropriation to administer this chapter, including, but not limited to, the performance of adequate wage surveys, and to investigate and enforce all alleged violations of this chapter, including, but not limited to, incorrect statements of intent to pay prevailing wage, incorrect certificates of affidavits of wages paid, and wage claims, as provided for in this chapter and chapters 49.48
RCW. However, the fees charged for the approval of statements of intent to pay prevailing wages and the certification of affidavits of wages paid shall be forty dollars.
(3) If, at the time an individual or entity files an affidavit of wages paid, the individual or entity is exempt from the requirement to pay the prevailing rate of wage under RCW 39.12.020
, the department of labor and industries may not charge a fee to certify the affidavit of wages paid.
[2014 c 148 § 1; 2008 c 285 § 2; 2006 c 230 § 1; 1993 c 404 § 1; 1982 1st ex.s. c 38 § 1.]
Effective date—2008 c 285 § 2: "Section 2 of this act takes effect July 1, 2008." [2008 c 285 § 3.]
Intent—Captions not law—2008 c 285:
See notes following RCW 43.22.434
Effective date—2006 c 230: "This act takes effect July 1, 2007." [2006 c 230 § 3.]
Effective date—1993 c 404: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1993." [1993 c 404 § 4.]