Va. Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts, penalty. (SB1028)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts; civil penalty. Adds to the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 2.2-4300 et seq.) the requirement 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 border of Virginia. The bill provides that any contractor or subcontractor that cannot meet this requirement, and has taken certain necessary steps may obtain a waiver of the requirement from the Virginia Employment Commission. The bill provides for a civil penalty in the amount of $100 per violation for any violation by a contractor or subcontractor of any provision of the measure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/22/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100554D
10/22/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19104715D-S1
01/14/2019Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)