Board for Contractors; necessity for license, commissioning of public works of art. (HB1960)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Contractors; necessity for license; commissioning of public works of art. Allows a person to bid upon or undertake public works of art commissioned by the Commonwealth; a political subdivision of the Commonwealth, including any county, city, or town; or a nonprofit corporation exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code without being licensed or certified as contractor. The bill provides, however, that the installation of the artwork and related construction services offered or rendered in connection with such commission shall only be rendered by a contractor licensed or certified by the Board for Contractors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101927D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/21/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1960)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1960ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1960ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 298 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0298)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.