Public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. (HB2395)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. Prohibits states agencies from requiring bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to pay, or require the payment of, wages, salaries, benefits, or other remuneration, to persons employed to perform services in connection with a public works project at a rate that is based on the wages and benefits prevailing for the corresponding classes of labors and mechanics employed. A corresponding prohibition is made applicable to state agencies providing grants or other financial assistance for public works projects. The measure further states that it is the policy of the Commonwealth not to implement, adopt, enforce, or require any program, policy, or provision that requires a public works contract that requires the payment of wages or other remuneration at a rate based on the prevailing wage, whether modeled on the federal Davis-Bacon Act or similar state law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15102289D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/28/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2395)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 1-N)
02/05/2015Reported from General Laws with amendment (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB2395E
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15102289D-E
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (67-Y 32-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2395E)
02/23/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2395ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2395ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Vetoed by Governor
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Governor's veto overridden (67-Y 31-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Reconsideration of Governor's veto agreed to by House
04/15/2015Governor's veto overridden (68-Y 31-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO #2 (68-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate sustained Governor's veto (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.