Public procurement; state agency agreements with labor organizations. (SB242)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public procurement; agreements with labor organizations.  Requires state agencies to ensure that neither the state agency nor any construction manager acting on behalf of the state agency shall, in its bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents relating to the operation, erection, construction, alteration, improvement, maintenance, or repair of any public facility of public works: (i) require or prohibit bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to enter into or adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or related projects; or (ii) discriminate against bidders, offerors, contractors, subcontractors, or operators for becoming or refusing to become or remain signatories or otherwise to adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or other related public works projects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103122D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB242)
01/23/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Passed by for the day
01/27/2012Read second time
01/27/2012Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2012Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB242E
01/27/2012Printed as engrossed 12103122D-E
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB242E)
01/30/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Chair votes yes
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2012Reported from General Laws with amendment (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB242
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2012Passed House with amendment (71-Y 29-N)
02/21/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB242ER)
02/28/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB242ER)
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.