Local government; prohibiting certain practices requiring contractors to provide compensation, etc. (HB375)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibit certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construction that would require a wage floor or any other employee benefit or compensation above what is otherwise required by state or federal law to be provided by a contractor to one or more of the contractor's employees as part of a contract with the locality. The prohibition shall not affect contracts between a locality and another party that were executed prior to January 1, 2019, or the renewal or future rebids of services thereof. The bill provides that localities shall not be prohibited from entering into contracts for economic development incentives in which the company receiving the incentives is required to maintain a certain stated wage level for its employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102176D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB375)
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB375)
01/17/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/25/2018Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
02/08/2018Reported from General Laws with amendment (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB375E (50-Y 49-N)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended (50-Y 49-N) HB375E
02/12/2018VOTE: ENGROSSMENT (50-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18102176D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/26/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB375ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2018House sustained 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, 1 clip in all, totaling 15 minutes.