Project labor agreements; prevailing wage, collective bargaining for employees of local governments. (HB883)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Project labor agreements; prevailing wage; collective bargaining for employees of local governments. Provides that state agencies, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public works, paid for in whole or in part by state funds, shall neither require nor prohibit bidders to enter into or adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations on the public works projects. The bill removes requirements for the payment of prevailing wage for work performed on public works contracts for state agencies. In addition, the bill removes the authority for a locality, by a local ordinance or resolution, to recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees or to collectively bargain or enter into any collective bargaining contract with any such union or association or its agents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101705D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB883)
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/10/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22106252D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106252D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB883H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

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