Contractors; shall not knowingly employ unauthorized alien. (SB517)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), and Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; required contract provisions; immigration status verification. Requires contractors to certify that they have undertaken immigration status verification on all of their employees, and that all employees are legally authorized to work in the United States Amends § 2.2-4311.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/09/2008 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080442806
  • 01/09/2008 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/28/2008 Assigned Courts sub: Special on Immigration
  • 02/06/2008 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2008 Committee substitute printed 080285216-S1
  • 02/08/2008 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2008 Read second time
  • 02/11/2008 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/11/2008 Committee substitute agreed to 080285216-S1
  • 02/11/2008 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB517S1
  • 02/11/2008 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2008 Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2008 Communicated to House
  • 02/12/2008 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/12/2008 Read first time
  • 02/12/2008 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/13/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB517S1)
  • 02/14/2008 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/14/2008 Assigned Courts sub: Civil
  • 02/29/2008 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N)
  • 03/03/2008 Committee substitute printed 081499216-H1
  • 03/04/2008 Read second time
  • 03/05/2008 Substitute bill reprinted 081499216-H1
  • 03/05/2008 Read third time
  • 03/05/2008 Committee substitute agreed to 081499216-H1
  • 03/05/2008 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB517H1
  • 03/05/2008 Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
  • 03/05/2008 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
  • 03/06/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB517H1)
  • 03/06/2008 House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
  • 03/08/2008 Enrolled
  • 03/08/2008 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB517ER)
  • 03/08/2008 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/10/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB517ER)
  • 03/11/2008 Signed by President
  • 03/12/2008 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/12/2008 Signed by President
  • 03/27/2008 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/08)

Comments

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Requires contractors to certify that they have undertaken immigration status verification on all of their employees, and that all employees are legally authorized to work in the United States

Mary Martin writes:

Keep the movement strong. Many communities including mine, here in Henry County, are behind those who strive to protect our rights as LEGAL residents of this state. I look forward to reading of the success of this bill.

VirginiaImmigrantAdvocacy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

As amended, this bill requires public bodies to include in all public contracts provisions that require contractors to state that they will not violate federal, state or local laws or hire an unlawful alien.