Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts, prevailing wage rate, penalty. (SB8)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration to any mechanic, laborer, or worker employed, retained, or otherwise hired to perform services in connection with the public contract for public works at the prevailing wage rate. The provisions of the bill would not apply to any contract for public works of $250,000 or less. The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is required 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. A contractor or subcontractor who willfully employs any mechanic, laborer, or worker to perform work contracted to be done under the public contract at a rate that is less than the prevailing wage rate is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition, such a 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 the individuals. This bill is identical to HB 833. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100503D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8)
02/03/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106725D-S1
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106725D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB8ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20106725D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8ES1)
02/25/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20109093D-H1
02/25/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8H1)
02/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee on Labor and Commerce substitute agreed to 20109093D-H1
03/04/2020Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
03/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB8H1
03/04/2020Passed House with substitute with amendment (54-Y 44-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily
03/05/2020House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Chair votes Yes
03/05/2020Title replaced 20109093D-H1
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB8ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB8ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2020VOTE: (48-Y 43-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (48-Y 43-N)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB8ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1243 (effective 5/1/21)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1243)
05/01/2020VOTE: (48-Y 43-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB114.