Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed legislation making Nevada the 23rd state to restrict the ability of state and local government entities to implement project labor agreement (PLA) mandates on taxpayer-funded construction projects. The new statute prohibits PLA mandates on nearly all state and local construction projects, as well as prohibits state and local governments from requiring PLA mandates as a condition of receiving financial support for construction. 

Airports and water authorities will be able to require contractors to enter into a PLA as a condition of performing work on critical infrastructure projects, though the public must be notified and a hearing must be held in advance of instituting the mandate—effectively giving stakeholders an opportunity to express their opposition. 

More information on PLA reform in Nevada and other states considering banning PLA mandates is available on thetruthaboutplas.com