On October 14, 2013, the Senate introduced a bill (S3012) that would severely punish repeat violators of the prevailing wage law. Specifically, the bill would grant the commissioner authority to issue a stop-work order against any employer that continues to pay less than the prevailing wage at a job site after receiving a penalty for paying below the prevailing wage.A stop-work order requires the cessation of all business operations at every site where the violation has continued, and would remain in effect until certain additional steps are met to the satisfaction of the commissioner.