Relocation of call centers to a foreign country; notification requirements. (HB439)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

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 will be performed entirely within the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Committee
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102230D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB439)
01/23/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106620D-H1
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB439H1)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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