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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



SUPPLEMENTARY
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE

HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS

INDUSTRY

(A Subdivision of the General Contractors Division of the
Construction Industry)


AS APPROVED ON MARCH 16, 1935
BY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT


UNIV. OF FL LIB.
DOCUMENTS DEPT.
UL. -i i


U.S. DEPOSITORY
UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1935


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Approved Code No. 244A-Subdivision No. 1


SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS INDUSTRY

As Approved on March 16, 1935
BY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT

EXECUTIVE ORDER

SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE HIGHWAY
CONTRACTORS INDUSTRY

A SUBDIVISION OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS DIVISION OF THE
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

An application having been duly made, pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, and pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Section 5 of Article VIII of
Chapter I, approved January 31, 1934, and pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Section 2 of Article I of Chap-
ter II, approved February 17, 1934, of the Code of Fair Competi-
tion for the Construction Industry, for approval of Subchapter II-C
of Chapter II of said Code, which Subchapter is applicable to the
Highway Contractors Subdivision of the General Contractors Divi-
sion of the Construction Industry, and hearings having been held
thereon, and the National Industrial Recovery Board having ren-
dered its report containing an analysis of said Subchapter II-C and
of said Code of Fair Competition as amended by the addition there-
to of said Subchapter II-C, together with its recommendations and
findings with respect thereto, and the National Industrial Recovery
Board having found that the said Subchapter II-C and the said
Code of Fair Competition, as amended by the addition thereto of
said Subchapter II-C, complies in all respects with the pertinent
provisions of Title I of said Act, and that the requirements of
clauses (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of Section 3 of said Act have
been met:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of
the United States, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Title
I of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16. 1933,
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and otherwise, do adopt and approve the report, recommendations,
and findings of the National Industrial Recovery Board and do order
that the said Subchapter II-C be and it is hereby approved, and that
the previous approval of said Code of Fair Competition for the
Construction Industry is hereby amended to include an approval
of said Code in its entirety as supplemented by said Subchapter
II-C:
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the operation of Section 6,
Mutual Agreements, of Article III, may be reviewed by the National
Industrial Recovery Board within sixty (60) days after the effective
date of this Subchapter II-C and if upon a finding that the said
Section 6 unfairly interferes in any respect, with the process or free-
dom of collective bargaining, said Section 6 be immediately stayed
pending my further order.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Approval recommended:
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By W. A. HARRIMAN,
Administrative Officer.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 16, 1935.














REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT


THE PRESIDENT,
The White House.
SIR: This is a report on the Highway Contractors Subdivision of
the General Contractors Division, described as Chapter II and ap-
proved by you on February 17, 1934, of the Code of Fair CompeAi-
tion for the Construction Industry. This Subdivision described as
Chapter II-C as submitted by the Associated General Contractors
of America, Inc., has been revised subsequent to Public Hearing con-
ducted in Washington on May 21, 1934, in accordance with the pro-
visions of the National Industrial Recovery Act.

THE INDUSTRY

The Industry, as defined in the proposed Subchapter II-C, in-
cludes the work of a general contractor who by formal contract or
otherwise directs and/or superintends and/or coordinates and/or exe-
cutes substantially in its entirety the work of highway contracting
costing $1,000 or more and excluding only buildings and heavy con-
struction and railroad construction.

PROVISIONS FOR HOURS AND WAGES

The limitations as to hours of employment provided in Subdi-
vision B of Section 2 of Article III of Chapter I, apply to members
of this Subdivision with the following exceptions:
(a) Watchmen, who shall not be permitted to work in excess of
fifty-six (56) hours in any one (1) week, except there shall be no
limitation upon the hours of watchmen when housed on the work,
provided, however, that no watchmen shall be permitted to work
more than six (6) days in any one (1) week.
(b) Job and/or field clerks and camp service employees, who shall
not be limited as to hours but shall not be permitted to work in ex-
cess of six (6) days per week.
(c) Employees engaged in supervisory work receiving less than
thirty-five dollars ($3;5.00) per week, who shall not be permitted to
work in excess of the maximum hours prescribed for the employee
supervised, plus a tolerance of fifteen (15) percent.
The wage provisions of the approved Basic Code for the Construc-
tion Industry apply to members of this Subdivision. Additional
provisions governing methods of payment of wages, deductions, and
regulations for members performing manual work, reclassification
of employees, safety and health measures and provision for submis-
sion of mutual agreements for arriving at wages above the minimum
are contained in this Subchapter.








ECONOMIC EFFECT OF THE CODE
Since this Subchapter is merely an extension and amplification of
the general provisions contained in the Divisional Code of Fair Com-
petition for the General Contractors Division of the Construction
Industry under which the Highway Contractors are already codified,
the approval of this Subchapter will have no other effect than the
benefits which will accrue to this Subdivision of the Industry
through closer cooperation of its members and more detailed regula-
tions than are provided in the General Contractors Divisional Code.
The total volume of business done by the Industry as defined in
this Subchapter averaged in 1929, $562,000,000 and declined to $456,-
327,000 in 1933.
The approximate number of employees in the Industry including
those employed on part time, seasonal and other bases of employ-
ment in 1929 averaged 509,595 and in 1933 had declined to approxi-
mately 472,974.
There are approximately 115 classifications of labor employed on
highway construction included in this Subdivision. In general the
workmen can be subdivided into three classifications, unskilled,
semi-skilled, and skilled. However, no data are as yet available as
to the number of proportions in each classification. A further factor
that makes determination of total actual employment difficult in this
Subdivision of the Industry is the effect of weather on actual work-
ing time. Wage s.nal's vary from area to area for each classification
of work, consequently it is difficult to give a comprehensive general
picture without a detailed study being made. This Subdivisional
Code, however, was drafted for administrative purposes. It is hoped
that by setting up the administrative channels through which the
Code can be enforced, the increased compliance will greatly benefit
members of the Industry.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to the National In-
dustrial Recovery Board on said Subchapter of the General Con-
tractors Chapter of the Construction Industry having found as
herein set forth and on the basis of all the proceedings in this matter;
The Board finds that:
(a) Said Highway Contractors Subchapter of the General Con-
tractors Chapter of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construc-
tion Industry is well designed to promote the policies and purposes
of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act, including removal
of obstructions to the free flow of interstate and foreign commerce
which tend to diminish the amount thereof and will provide for the
general welfare by promoting the organization of industry for the
purpose of cooperative action among the trade groups, by inducing
and maintaining united action of labor and management under ade-
quate governmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair
competitive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization
of the present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue
restriction of production (except as may be temporarily required),
by increasing the conii'-umption of industrial and agricultural products
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving
unemployment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise
rehabilitating industry.








(b) Said Highway Contractors Subchapter of the General Con-
tractors Chapter of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construc-
tion Industry complies in all respects with the pertinent provisions
of said Title of said Act, including without limitation subsection (a)
of Section 3, subsection (a) of Section 7, and subsection (b) of Sec-
tion 10 thereof; and that the applicant association is an industrial
association truly representative of the aforesaid Industry; and that
said association imposes no inequitable restrictions on admission to
membership therein.
(c) Said Highway Contractors Subchapter of the General Con-
tractors Chapter of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construc-
tion Industry is not designed to and will not permit monopolies or
monopolistic practices.
(d) Said Highway Contractors Subchapter of the General Con-
tractors Chapter of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construc-
tion Industry is not designed to and will not eliminate or oppress
small enterprises and will not operate to discriminate against them.
(e) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have not
been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
Highway Contractors Subchapter of the General Contractors Divi-
sion of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construction Industry.
For these reasons, therefore, the National Industrial Recovery
Board recommends approval of said Highway Contractors Sub-
chapter of the General Contractors Chapter of the Code of Fair
Competition for the Construction Industry; with the proviso con-
tained in the Executive Order for further review and possible stay
of Section 6 of Article III, which pertains to Mutual Agreements.
For the National Industrial Recovery Board:
W. A. HARRIMAN,
Administrative Officer.
MARCH 13, 1935.













CHAPTER II-C


SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS INDUSTRY

A SUBDIVISION OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS DIVISION OF THE
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ARTICLE I-APPLICATION
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the Highway Con-
tractors Subdivision of the General Contractors Division of the
Construction Industry (as defined herein) excluding operations
therein undertaken before the effective date hereof.

ARTICLE II-DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. The Highway Contractor.-The term "Highway Con-
tractor or member of this Subdivision as used herein means
a general contractor as defined in Section I, Article I, Chapter II
of the Code of Fair Competition for the Construction Industry, and
includes without limitation any individual, partnership, association,
trust, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, receiver, corporation or agency
which undertakes, whether by formal contract or otherwise, to direct,
superintend, coordinate or execute, directly or through others, the
work of con-tructing substantially in its entirety, any fixed structure
and other improvements, or modification thereof or an addition or
repair thereto, including any structure or operation which is an inci-
dental part thereof, including without limitation, except as specified
hereafter, operations and services, such as transportation with equip-
ment owned and operated by the highway contractor on his own con-
tract, roads, streets, alleys, side walks, guard rails and fences, park-
ways, parking areas, airports, bridle paths, athletic fields, highway
bridges, grade separations involving highways, light construction,
sewage and waterworks improvements, excluding any such operation
ag, igatiing in its entirety less than the sum of $1,000.00, and exclud-
ing only buildings as defined in Chapter II-A, and heavy construc-
tion and railroad construction, as defined in Chapter II-B.
SECTIION 2. Highway Contracting.-The term Highway Con-
tracting as used herein means without limitation operations per-
formed by a Highway Contractor as defined in the foregoing Section.
SE. TIiN 3. Visiting Contractor.-A "Visiting Contractor" means
a contractor bidding on and/or performing work within this Subdi-
vision in a locality other than that in which he customarily maintains
an office.
SECTION 4. Divisional Code Authority.-The term "Divisional
Code Authority" for the purposes of this Chapter shall mean the








Code Authority established under Section I of Subdivision A of
Article II of Chapter II for the General Contractors Division of the
Construction Industry.
SECTION 5. Classification.-Any operations within the definition
of Article II of Chapter I of this Code, which are not provided for in
any approved Divisional or Subdivisional Chapter of this Code (in-
cluding Chapters and Sub-chapters subsequently approved when
effective) shall, when performed by a member of this Division with
his own forces be included in and be a part of the activities of this
Subdivision. Nothing herein shall be construed as limiting the pro-
visions of Chapter I, Article IV A, Section 2 (f) as amended. This
is without prejudice as to any rights of members of this Subdivi-
sion in connection with any Chapter or Sub-chapter of this Code now
or hereafter approved.
SECTION 6. Association.-The term "Association" as used herein
shall mean the Associated General Contractors of America.
SECTION 7. Subcontractor.-(a) The term Subcontractor" as
used herein shall mean anyone other than an employee who enters
into a contract for the performance of any work of this subdivision
with a Highway Contractor who has already contracted or other-
wise arranged for its performance.
(b) A Subcontractor undertaking to perform any of the functions
or any part of the functions of a Highway Contractor as herein de-
fined shall be construed as a Highway Contractor and be subject to
all of the provisions of this Code. However, nothing herein shall be
construed as exempting such Subcontractor from complying with the
more stringent requirements of another Chapter or Subchapter of this
Code to which he may be subject.
SECTION 8. State Coin mitt e.-The term "State Committee" shall
mean a committee functioning in a State or a territory of the United
States or the District of Columbia for the purpose of administering
the Code applicable to the Subdivision within the State, territory,
or District of Columbia.
SECTION 9. Stat:.-The term "State" as used herein shall mean a
State or a territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.
SECTION 10. This Code.-The term "this Code for the purpose of
this Subchapter means and includes Chapter I, Chapter II, and Chap-
ter II-C of the Code of Fair Colmpetition for the Construction Indus-
try. Chapter I and Chapter II shall apply except as herein specifi-
cally provided. In their application herein the provisions of Chap-
ter II shall prevail over conflicting provisions of Chapter I, and the
provisions of Chapter II-C shall prevail over conflicting provisions
of Chapter I and Chapter II.

ARTICLE III-HOURS, WAe;ES AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

SECTION 1.: HIIo u.-The liniitations as to hours of eniplyyment
provided in Subdivision B of Section 2 of Article III of Chapter I
of this Code shall not apply to the following:
(a) Watchmen, who shall not be permitted to work in excess of
fifty-six (56) hours in any one (1) week, except there shall be no
limitation upon the hours of watchmen when housed on the work,
provided, however, that no watchmen shall be permitted to work
more than six (6) days in any one (1) week.








(b) Job and/or field clerks and camp service employees, who shall
not be limited as to hours, but shall not be permitted to work in
excess of six (6) days per week.
(c) Employees engaged in supervisory work receiving less than
thirty-five ($35.00) dollars per week, who shall not be permitted to
work in excess of the maximum hours prescribed for the employee
supervised, plus a tolerance of fifteen (15) percent.
(d) This Section does not restrict the exemptions as to hours of
employment conferred in Subsections 3 (a), 3 (b) and 3 (c) of Sub-
division B of Section T of Article III of Chapter I of this Code
except that Subsection 3 (a) herein described shall not apply to
supervisory employees earning less than thirty-five dollars ($35.00)
per week.
SECTION 2. Wages.-The minimum wages to be paid to employees
working the hours permitted by paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of
Section 1 hereof, for the hours worked, shall be not less than the
hourly rate prescribed in the first paragraph of Subdivision A of
Section 2 of Article III of Chapter I of this Code.
SECTION 3. Payment of Wages.-All members of this Subdivision
shall make payment of all wages due in lawful currency or by nego-
tiable check therefore, payable on demand at par. If wages are paid
by check, the employer shall provide reasonable accessible facilities
for cashing checks at face value without expense to the employee.
Employers shall also provide such identification as is necessary to
utilize such facilities.
SECTION 4. Time of Payment and Deductions.-Except as other-
wise provided by Section 2 hereof, wages shall be due and payable
at least semi-monthly. Wages shall be exempt from any payment
for pensions, insurance or sick benefits, except such as is voluntarily
paid or required by law. Employers or their agents shall not accept,
directly or indirectly, rebates on such wages or give anything of value
or extend any favors to any person for the purpose of influencing
rates of wages or working conditions of their employees.
SECTION 5. General.-(a) Members Performing Manual Work.-
To the extent permitted by the Act members of this Subdivision when
personally performing manual work or engaged in mechanical opera-
tions shall not when so performing or engaged exceed the maxima
as to hours and days herein provided for employees doing the same
work.
(b) Evasion.-No employee now employed at a wage rate in
excess of the minimum shall be reclassified or discharged and reem-
ployed at a lower wage rate for the purpose of evading the provisions
of this Code.
(c) Dismissal for Complaints.-No employee shall be dismissed
or demoted by reason of making a complaint or giving evidence with
respect to an alleged violation of this Code.
(d) Handicapped Persons.-A person whose earning capacity is
limited because of age or physical or mental handicap or other in-
firmity may be employed on light work at a wage below the minimum
established by this Code, if the employer obtains from the State
Authority designated by the United States Department of Labor a
certificate authorizing his employment at such wages and for such
hours as shall be stated in the certificate. Each employer shall file











Approved Code No. 244A-Subdivision 1.


ERRATA SHEET

CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS INDUSTRY


As Approved on March 16, 1935

On page eight of the Code as printed, in Subsection (d) of
Section 1 of Article III, the third line reads as follows: division
B of Section T of Article III of Chapter I of this Code ". The
reference should be to Section 2 instead of Section T.
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monthly with the Administrative Committee a list of all such persons
employed by him within this Subdivision showing the wages paid to
and the maximum hours of work for each such employee.
(e) Safety and Health.-Each member of this Subdivision shall
provide for the safety and health of his employees at the place and
during the hours of their employment.
Standards for safety and health, including minimum standards
for sanitation, construction, size, operation and food for labor camps,
shall be developed by a Committee composed of three members of
this Subdivision to be appointed by the Administrative Committee
and financed by funds available to it and submitted to the National
Industrial Recovery Board by the Administrative Committee for
approval within three (3) months after the effective date of this
Subchapter. After approval, such standards shall become the mini-
mum standards of safety and health for all members of this Sub-
division and shall thereafter be a part of this Code and enforceable
as such.
Where State laws provide more stringent restrictions, such laws
shall be observed.
(f) Posting.-On and after the effective date of this Code, all
employers shall post and keep posted, in conspicuous places accessible
to all employees, official copies of all provisions of this Code which
affect hours of employment, rates of pay and all other labor
provisions.
SECTION 6. Mutual Agreements.-Any group of members of this
Subdivision proposing to establish an agreement with their employees
with respect to hours of labor, rates of pay, or other conditions of
employment governing the performance of work in this Subdivision,
under and pursuant to Section 1, Article III, of Chapter I of this
Code or the Act, shall send to the Divisional Code Authority at the
time notice of hearing is published or sent to the employers to be
subject to the agreement and, preliminary to the application for
hearing or approval to the National Recovery Administration, an
accurate description of the specifically defined region or locality pro-
posed to be embraced by such agreement, the types of operations and
occupations to be affected thereby, and, in addition thereto the plan
for hearing and form or method of notice thereof; and at the time of
any application to the National Recovery Administration for hearing
thereon or approval thereof shall also send to the Divisional Code
Authority a copy of the agreement or proposed agreement and appli-
cation for hearing thereon or approval thereof filed or to be filed with
the National Recovery Administration, together with a copy of any
report containing supplementary information filed in connection
therewith.
Any mutual agreement described in Section 1, Article III, Chapter
I, as approved by the President, shall contain certain specific pro-
visions as follows:
(a) The terms of this mutual agreement are limited to and binding
only upon members of this Subdivision on operations and work in the
specifically defined region or locality, in which the agreement applies.
(b) The terms of this mutual agreement shall not be binding upon
the employers and employees of any other Subdivision of the In-
dustry.








(c) The occupations, types of operations, or employees of this
Subdivision affected by this mutual agreement shall not be deemed
or construed to be the occupations, types of operations, or employees
of any other Subdivision described in Chapter II, and the terms
and conditions pertaining to the foregoing in this mutual agreement
are to be effective only with reference to the performance within the
specifically defined region or locality of the types of operations de-
fined in this agreement.
(d) This mutual agreement shall in no way prejudice the right
of other subdivisions to establish in the same area or another area
mutual agreements of their own making pertaining to occupations,.
employees and types of operations of other subdivisions described in
Chapter II.
(e) The terms of this mutual agreement shall exclude any opera-
tions undertaken in accordance with bona fide bids made prior to
the effective date of this agreement, and contracts entered into prior
to such effective date.'
ARTICLE IV-ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 1. The Administrative Committee.-An Administrative
Committee for the Highway Contractors Subdivision is hereby con-
stituted to administer this Code within this Subdivision. Said
Committee, hereinafter referred to as "The Administrative Com-
mittee ", shall consist of thirteen (13) members, all of whom shall
be members of this Subdivision. Eight (8) of said members shall
be members of the Association and shall be appointed annually by
the Divisional Code Authority, from such nominations as may be
made by the members of the Divisional Code Authority who are
Highway Contractors. Each member so appointed shall serve un-
til his successor is appointed, which appointment shall be made in
like manner. The five (5) remaining members of the Administra-
tive Committee shall be appointed annually by the Divisional Code
Authority from nominations made by the members thereof who are
Highway Contractors or by the eight (8) Association members of
the Administrative Committee, from and to represent members of
this Subdivision who are not members of the Association. Any such
member shall be approved by the National Industrial Recovery
Board before his appointment shall become effective. Each of said
five (5) members shall serve until his successor has been selected,
qualified, and appointed, as above, or has been selected by the non-
members of the Association, pursuant to a method of selection satis-
factory to and approved by the National Industrial Recovery Board,
provided such successor has been approved by the National Indus-
trial Recovery Board. If three (3) of said five (5) members shall
become members of the Association during the period of their term
of office as members of the Administrative Committee, no other of
said members of the Administrative Committee may join the Asso-
ciation without being disqualified from the date upon which he be-
comes a member of the Association, from further membership in the
Administrative Committee as a representative of members of this
1 See paragraph 3 of order approving this Code.








Subdivision who are not members of the Association. Any member
of the Subdivision appointed to the Administrative Committee to
represent the members of this Subdivision who are not members of
the Association, or selected or appointed successor to any such mem-
ber of the Administrative Committee shall be subject to approval
by the National Industrial Recovery Board.
SECTION 2. Powers and Duties.-The Administrative Committee
shall have in addition to such powers and duties as are set forth
in Section 2 of Subdivision B of Article II of Chapter II, and as
may be delegated to it by the Divisional Code Authority, the fol-
lowing powers and duties:
(a) to appoint committees for States, regions or localities as it
deems necessary for the administration of this Code. Organiza-
tions of Highway Contractors of a State, region or locality may
petition the Administrative Committee for the establishment of a
committee. The Administrative Committee may appoint such State,
regional or local committees, giving consideration to recommenda-
tions received in the selection of the personnel of such committees;
(b) to establish and/or change the jurisdiction or personnel of
any administrative agency established by it for this Division;
(c) to cause to be formulated methods of cost finding and account-
ing capable of use by all members of the Subdivision and to submit
such methods to the Divisional Code Authority and the National
Industrial Recovery Board for review. If approved by the Na-
tional Industrial Recovery Board, full information concerning such
methods shall be made available to all members of the Subdivision.
Thereafter, each member of the Subdivision shall utilize such meth-
ods to the extent found practicable. Nothing herein contained shall
be construed to permit the Divisional Code Authority, the Adminis-
trative or local committee, any agent thereof, or any member of the
Subdivision to suggest uniform additions, percentages or differen-
tials or other uniform items of cost which are designed to bring
about arbitrary uniformity of costs or prices;
(d) to defray expenses in establishing and administering this
Code from the equitable apportionment it receives from the Di-
visional Code Authority from the funds derived as authorized in
Section 2 (b) Article II A of Chapter II;
(e) to prescribe rules of fair competitive bidding practices for
the members of this Subdivision and such rules when approved by
the Code Authorities of Chapters I and II and the National Indus-
trial Recovery Board, shall apply to all members of this Subdivision
of the Industry;
(f) to prescribe regulations requiring that members of this Sub-
division of the Industry shall not submit a competitive bid as de-
fined in Section 1 (a), Article VII, Chapter I of this Code to an
owner or any other person corresponding to an awarding authority
as defined in such articles unless such owner or other person agrees
to comply with the regulations provided therein governing an award-
ing authority;
(g) to provide a satisfactory method of filing and checking the
contractor's bids and the estimates of awarding authorities for any
State, region or locality;








(h) to prescribe rules requiring that any member of this Sub-
division, when filing bids for the performance of any of the opera-
tions covered by this Subdivision with any owner, awarding authority
or person corresponding to an awarding authority under which
said member does not intend to perform at least eighty percent
(80%) of the value of the work bid upon with his own organi-
zation and with the assistance of workmen under his immediate
supervision, shall include the name or names of the firms to whom
he intends to sublet any of the work together with details as to the
portion of the work to be performed by each subcontractor;
(i) to prescribe rules covering the renting or leasing of highway
equipment by members of this Subdivision and rules governing the
manner in which members of the Subdivision lease equipment from
others and such rules when approved by the National Industrial
Recovery Board, shall apply to all members of this Subdivision of
the Industry;
(j) to require the registration in a manner not inconsistent with
any manner prescribed by the Divisional Code Authority of all con-
struction work applicable to this Subdivision and as defined and
described in Section 2 (b), Article II-A, Chapter II in cooperation
with the Construction Code Authority and the Divisional Code
Authority.
(k) Regulations, methods and rules formulated in accordance with
the foregoing paragraphs (f), (g) and (h) shall be filed with the
National Industrial Recovery Board and shall become effective
upon approval by the National Industrial Recovery Board. Failure
of the National Industrial Recovery Board to disapprove any such
regulation, method or rule within thirty (30) days after receipt
thereof shall be deemed approval of such regulation, method or
rule as of the date of the expiration of such period. Any such regu-
lations, methods or rules shall be effective upon approval for the
period specified therein or until approval is withdrawn by the
National Industrial Recovery Board because of inequitable, unfair
or unjust operation thereof.
SECTION 3. State, Regional or Local Administrative Committees
or Agencies in the Subdivision.-State, regional or local committees,
agencies or representatives may be vested with and may have such of
the powers and duties of the Administrative Committee as it dele-
gates to such committees, agencies or representatives for the proper
discharge of its functions in the particular region; provided that
nothing herein shall relieve the Administrative Committee of its
duties or responsibilities under this Code.
All rules and regulations of regional, State or local committees
must have the approval of the Administrative Committee and must
not be inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Divisional
Code Authority.
ARTICLE V-AUTIORIZED EXEMPTIONS
Whenever any work within the definition contained in Subchap-
ter II-C, Article II, Section 1, is exempted by competent Govern-
mental authority or agencies (whether Federal, State, or political
subdivisions thereof) acting in accordance with law, from any or
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and/or is being or may be performed by any non-member of the
Construction Industry so exempted from, or otherwise not subject
to, provisions of this Code, then the same exemptions or exceptions
from the same provisions of Chapters I and II and Subchapter II-C
shall apply and govern as to any and all members of this Subdi-
vision with reference to such work. Such exemptions or exceptions
shall not be construed to permit a member of the Industry to so
reduce wages or lengthen hours as to result in wages lower or hours
longer than those observed by such non-members of the Industry.
Nothing herein shall be construed as waiving the obligation of mem-
bers of this Subdivision from registering construction work, furnish-
ing statistics, and paying authorized assessments.
ARTICLE VI-TRADE PRACTICES
SECTION 1. Financing.-No Highway Contractor shall permit or
require Subcontractors, corporate surety companies or material
vendors to finance his accounts, unless such arrangement is expressly
provided for in the original contract between the parties.
SECTION 2. Visiting Contractor.-A Visiting Contractor shall be
bound by all of the rules, regulations and agreements for other con-
tractors of the State, region or locality in which he operates or pro-
poses to operate.

ARTICLE VII-PRovISIONS or CHAPTER I AND CHAPTER II
Reference to Provisions of Chapter I and Chaptcr II.-Provisions
and definitions of Chapter I and Chapter II of this Code including
any amendments thereto, or amendment thereof, except as herein
specifically provided are specifically incorporated herein with the
same force and effect as if set forth herein in full.
ARTICLE VIII-AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1. Subject to the provisions of Section 2 (c) of Article
IV-B of Chapter I of this Code, the Subdivision provisions of this
Chapter II-C, except as to provisions required by the Act, may be
amended on the basis of experience or changes in circumstances, such
amendments to be based upon application to the National Industrial
Recovery Board and such notices and hearings as it shall specify.
SECTION 2. Any amendment proposed by members of this Subdi-
vision or any committee or group of such members shall be submitted
to the Administrative Committee of Chapter II-A, and Chapter
II-B, and to the Divisional Code Authority and to the Construction
Code Authority at least ten (10) days before application is made to
the National Recovery Administration for a hearing upon such
amendment.
ARTICLE IX-EFFECTIVE DATE

This Subchapter II-C shall become effective on the tenth (10th)
day after its approval by the President.
Approved Code No. 244A-Subdivision No. 1.
Registry No. 1616-141.




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