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Chapter 290

Effective - 28 Aug 1957, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  290.220.  Policy declared. — It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Missouri that a wage of no less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed shall be paid to all workmen employed by or on behalf of any public body engaged in public works exclusive of maintenance work.


(L. 1957 p. 574 § 2)

(1959) Prevailing Wage Act sustained as against attacks claiming it (1) constituted arbitrary classification; (2) unconstitutionally delegated legislative power without standards; (3) is special legislation; and (4) was violative of a city charter adopted under § 19, Art. VI of the constitution. City of Joplin v. Indust. Comm. (Mo.), 329 S.W.2d 687.

(1981) Industrial development projects are not subject to the Prevailing Wage Act unless the projects constitute "public works" and involve workmen employed by or on behalf of a public body engaged in public works. State ex rel. Ashcroft v. City of Sedalia (Mo. App. W.D.), 629 S.W.2d 578.

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