Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts. (HB2435)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts. Requires under the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 2.2-4300 et seq.) that every public body, when engaged in procuring contracts for construction with a projected cost in excess of $500,000 paid for in whole by state or local funds, include in its specifications a requirement that at least 60 percent of the employees employed by contractors and subcontractors for the construction project be from the local labor market. The bill defines "local labor market" to mean every locality in Virginia and any county outside of Virginia if any portion of that county is within 75 miles of the Virginia border. The bill also provides that any contractor or subcontractor that cannot meet this requirement and that has taken certain necessary steps may obtain a waiver of the requirement from the Virginia Employment Commission. The bill applies to contracts for construction entered into, renewed, or amended by a public body under the Virginia Public Procurement Act on or after July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101372D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2435)
01/29/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in General Laws