Government Affairs

Help Us to Repeal OSHA Effort to Extend Statute of Limitations for Recordkeeping Violations, Fails to Improve Safety

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support H.J.Res. 83

This week Congress will consider repealing a rule that exposes business owners to unfair liability for honest and inadvertent paperwork mistakes related to recordkeeping. The rule – which extends the statute of limitations on recordkeeping violations from six months to five and a half years – does not improve the safety or health of your company’s workers.

New Builder's Risk Specifications for State Public Works Projects

Working in concert with state procurement officials and industry partners, revised Builder’s Risk specifications for state public works projects will protect contractors from loss coverage gaps and level the competitive bidding field.  Official notification from the state, along with its implementation process, is expected soon.  Meantime, please find the new draft Builder’s Risk specifications linked here.


AGC NM Legislative Resource Sheet

AGC Members, 

Take Action: Legislative Letters to the Governor

The 2016 Regular Legislative Session ended on February 18.  Although a shorter 30-day session nominally focused on the budget, about a hundred measures made it through both the House and Senate chambers and to the Governor’s desk.  The Governor has until March 9 to act on these measures.
Mike Puelle will deliver his annual legislative debrief on Friday, February 26.

Take Action: Tell your Federal Rep. to Oppose Rule Expanding 'Waters of the U.S.'

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February 2 Mill Levy and School Bond election

Vote Yes!

Good learning environments grow jobs. Support the February 2 bond election

Compromise Highway & Transit Bill Includes Long-Term Funding To Help Improve Transportation Systems, but Doesn't Address Future Revenue Needs

Construction Official Says Conference Committee’s Final Highway and Transit Measure Includes Vital Program Reforms and Needed Funding for Next Five Years, But Long-Term Funding Problems will Persist

E-Verify Records from 2005 to Be Deleted; Available for Download through Dec. 31

In January of 2015, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began a new practice of deleting E-Verify transaction records that are more than 10 years old.  As a result, employers lost access in E-Verify to cases created prior to Dec.

Construction Employment Rebounds In October With Year-Over-Year Growth In 43 States and D.C., Job Gains In 35 States From September to October

California and Arkansas Add Most Jobs for the Year, West Virginia Has Biggest Annual Declines; New York, Montana and Idaho Top Monthly List of Gainers, Florida and Alaska Have Largest One-Month Drop

OSHA Civil Penalties Increase under Budget Act

The Bipartisan Budget Act removes a statutory exemption from penalties under certain statutes, including the Occupational Safety & Health Act, from inflation for civil penalties. Unlike other similar civil penalties in federal law, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalties have been explicitly exempted from inflation since they were created in 1990.