Public Procurement Act; verification of legal presence for employment in U.S. (SB225)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Public Procurement Act; verification of legal presence.  Requires all public contractors and their subcontractors to register and participate in a federal Electronic Work Verification Program or similar electronic verification of work authorization program to determine that their employees and individual independent contractors are legally eligible for employment in the United States. Contractors and subcontractors are required to verify the employment status of their employees and independent contractors, and are prohibited from employing or contracting with an individual who is not determined to be legally eligible for employment in the United States as determined through the verification of the individual's status. Contractors who do not register and participate in the registration program are ineligible for prequalification. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102903D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB225)
01/27/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/17/2010Left in Commerce and Labor

Comments

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

Technology, Commerce & Labor - Eligibility for Employment

VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes legislation like this that imposes additional administrative and paperwork burdens on small businesses without any indication that the benefits of doing so outweigh the costs.