Call centers; relocation to a foreign country, notification requirements. (HB1798)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Relocation of call centers to a foreign country; notification requirements. Requires certain call centers that intend to relocate operations from the Commonwealth to a foreign country to give the Commissioner of Labor and Industry at least 120 days' prior notice. The measure requires the Commissioner to compile a semiannual list of all employers that relocate a call center from the Commonwealth to a foreign country and to distribute the list to state agencies. Subject to exceptions, an employer that appears on the list is (i) ineligible for five years for any direct or indirect grants of state funds, any loans from or guaranteed by the state, or any tax credit or reduction in tax liability and (ii) required to repay any financial incentives the employer has previously received. The measure requires new state agency contracts for the performance of state business-related call center and customer service work to provide that such work shall be performed entirely within the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
12/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102838D
12/28/2018Committee
12/28/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1

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