Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts, prevailing wage provisions. (HB1596)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. Prohibits state 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 laborers and mechanics employed. A corresponding prohibition is made applicable to state agencies providing grants or other financial assistance for public works projects, unless otherwise required under federal law. 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. Amends § 2.2-4321.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/02/2017Committee
01/02/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100238D
01/02/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1596)
01/12/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
01/17/2017Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Read first time
01/20/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2017Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N)
01/23/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Enrolled
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1596ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1596ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House sustained Governor's veto

Video

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 9 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE VOTE WHICH HOUSE BILL 1790 FAILED, BE RECONSIDERED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THE VOTE AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.