Local government; prohibits certain practices that would require contractors to provide benefits. (HB58)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government; prohibits certain practices that would require contractors to provide benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construction that would require a wage floor or any other employee benefit or compensation above what is otherwise required by state or federal law to be provided by a contractor to one or more of the contractor's employees as part of a contract with the locality. The bill provides that the prohibition shall not affect contracts between a locality and another party that were executed prior to January 1, 2023, or the renewal or future rebids of services thereof. The bill provides that localities shall not be prohibited from entering into contracts for economic development incentives in which the company receiving the incentives is required to maintain a certain stated wage level for its employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100600D
01/03/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/18/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/25/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22104664D-H1
01/27/2022Read first time
01/28/2022Passed by for the day
01/31/2022Read second time
01/31/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104664D-H1
01/31/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB58H1
02/01/2022Passed by for the day
02/02/2022Passed by for the day
02/03/2022Passed by for the day
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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