Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts, prevailing wage, penalty. (HB2122)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration at the prevailing wage rate to any mechanic, laborer, or worker employed, retained, or otherwise hired to perform services in connection with the public contract for public works. The bill requires the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to determine the prevailing wage rate for such public contracts on the basis of applicable prevailing wage rate determinations made by the U.S. Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the federal Davis-Bacon Act. The bill provides that a contractor or subcontractor who knowingly or willfully employs any mechanic, laborer, or worker to perform work to be done under the public contract at a rate that is less than the prevailing wage is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and that such contractor or subcontractor shall be liable to such individuals for the payment of all wages due plus interest and shall be disqualified from bidding on public contracts with any public body until full restitution has been paid to such individuals. Amends § 40.1-6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101035D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1

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