Virginia Public Procurement Act; local arbitration agreements. (SB1384)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; local arbitration agreements. Allows a participating locality, for any procurement solicitation or contract exceeding $10,000 for goods and services, to require the bidder or offeror to disclose certain information regarding pre-dispute arbitration clauses, defined in the bill, in employment, civil rights, and consumer disputes, and provides that a locality may consider the policies and practices related to arbitration of each bidder and offeror. The bill also provides that a participating locality shall require the bidder or offeror to provide written or electronic submissions to allow the locality to ascertain (i) whether the bidder or offeror requires persons with whom it is in a work relationship or prospective work relationship to sign or otherwise enter into a contract containing a pre-dispute arbitration clause that would cover an employment or civil rights dispute and (ii) whether the bidder or offeror requires consumers to sign or otherwise enter into a contract containing a pre-dispute arbitration clause that would cover a consumer or civil rights dispute as a condition of purchasing products or services, downloading mobile applications, or using websites. The bill authorizes a participating locality to cancel, terminate, or suspend, in whole or in part, the contract of any contractor that has violated a provision of the bill and to declare the contractor ineligible for further contracts with such locality for up to five years. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102806D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1384)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 01/27/2021. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

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