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Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts, prevailing wage rate, penalty.

In Conference

Latest Action: Feb. 25, 2020
Senate: Committee amendment agreed to

Chief Patron:
Jennifer Carroll Foy (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage rate; penalty.

Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract for public works with a state agency to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration at the prevailing wage rate to any mechanic, laborer, or worker employed, retained, or otherwise hired to perform services in connection with the public contract for public works. The bill requires the Department of Labor and Industry to determine the prevailing wage rate for such public contracts and provides that any prevailing wage rate determined by the Department shall not be less than the applicable prevailing wage rate determination made by the U.S. Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the federal Davis-Bacon Act. The bill provides that a contractor or subcontractor who knowingly or willfully employs any mechanic, laborer, or worker to perform work to be done under the public contract at a rate that is less than the prevailing wage is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and that such contractor or subcontractor shall be liable to such individuals for the payment of all wages due plus interest and shall be disqualified from bidding on public contracts with any public body until full restitution has been paid to such individuals. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104666D
  • 01/07/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB833)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Referred from General Laws
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 02/06/2020 - House: House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20107486D-H1
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Incorporates HB114 (Kory)
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
  • 02/09/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20107486D-H1
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB833H1
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/17/2020 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 3-N)
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/20/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/20/2020 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB833H1)
  • 02/21/2020 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote