Virginia Fair Employment Act; certain public contractors, etc., to enroll in E-Verify Program. (HB1727)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fair Employment Act; E-Verify Program.  Requires public contractors, employers with 15 or more employees within the Commonwealth, and localities to enroll in the E-Verify Program by December 1, 2011, and to use the Program for each newly hired employee who is to perform work within the Commonwealth. Employers and contractors that fail to do so are subject to suspension or revocation of certain licenses and invalidation of public contracts. Licenses will be reinstated when an employer or contractor enrolls in the Program or, if already enrolled but not using the Program, prepares and implements a compliance plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100463D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: #3 Immigration
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 2-N)
02/02/2011Impact statement from DHCD (HB1727)
02/04/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11104893D-H1
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1727H1)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104893D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1727H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (76-Y 23-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Immigration
02/22/2011Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes any legislation that imposes unnecessary and burdensome additional regulatory or administrative requirements on Virginia residents, Virginia businesses, Virginia agencies or Virginia nonprofit organizations without any corresponding proven positive benefit for the taxpayers or the community, including requirements to participate in E-Verify, (HB 1727, Carrico; HB 1859, Anderson; HB 2333, Lingamfelter; SB 789, Watkins; SB 1049, Barker; SB 1288, McWaters)