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    Subdivision 1. Scope. As used in sections 177.41 to 177.44 the terms defined in this section
have the meanings given them except where the context indicates otherwise.
    Subd. 2. Project. "Project" means erection, construction, remodeling, or repairing of a public
building or other public work financed in whole or part by state funds.
    Subd. 3. Area. "Area" means the county or other locality from which labor for any project
is normally secured.
    Subd. 4. Prevailing hours of labor. "Prevailing hours of labor" means the hours of labor per
day and per week worked within the area by a larger number of workers of the same class than are
employed within the area for any other number of hours per day and per week. The prevailing
hours of labor may not be more than eight hours per day or more than 40 hours per week.
    Subd. 5. Hourly basic rate. "Hourly basic rate" means the hourly wage paid to any employee.
    Subd. 6. Prevailing wage rate. "Prevailing wage rate" means the hourly basic rate of pay
plus the contribution for health and welfare benefits, vacation benefits, pension benefits, and
any other economic benefit paid to the largest number of workers engaged in the same class of
labor within the area and includes, for the purposes of section 177.44, rental rates for truck hire
paid to those who own and operate the truck. The prevailing wage rate may not be less than a
reasonable and living wage.
History: 1973 c 724 s 2; 1975 c 191 s 2; 1984 c 628 art 4 s 1

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