VPPA; public contracts for construction, etc., required to use products manufactured in the U.S. (SB1299)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public procurement; products manufactured in the United States. Requires public contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, improvement, or maintenance of a public building or public works to contain a provision that the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used or supplied in the performance of the public contract or any subcontract shall be manufactured in the United States. This requirement does not apply if the requirement is inconsistent with the public interest, the products are not manufactured within the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or with satisfactory quality, or using the products will increase the cost of the public contract by 25 percent or more. A person intentionally mislabeling or misrepresenting the origin of products will be ineligible to receive any other public contracts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102482D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2015Assigned GL&T sub: #2
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1299)
02/09/2015Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)