Subcontractor's employees; liability of general contractor for wages. (SB1209)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Liability of general contractor for wages of subcontractor's employees. Provides that in an action against a general contractor for nonpayment of wages to a subcontractor's employees, the general contract may offer as evidence a written certification that (i) the subcontractor and each of his sub-subcontractors has paid all employees all wages due for the period during which the wages are claimed for the work performed on the project and (ii) to the subcontractor's knowledge all sub-subcontractors have also paid their employees. The bill also provides that the terms "general contractor" and "subcontractor" shall not include persons solely furnishing materials for the purposes of the liability of a contractor for wages due to a subcontractor's employees. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100936D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/27/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Judiciary with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Read second time
02/05/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1209E
02/05/2021Printed as engrossed 21100936D-E
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (24-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1209E)
02/18/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 6-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Defeated by House (16-Y 73-N 2-A)
02/24/2021VOTE: DEFEATED (16-Y 73-N 2-A)
02/24/2021Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/24/2021Passed House (46-Y 43-N 2-A)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage #2 (46-Y 43-N 2-A)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1209ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1209ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 511 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0511)

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