Nonpayment of wages; defense of contractor. (HB889)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpayment of wages; defense of contractor. Provides that a general contractor or subcontractor, regardless of tier, may submit as evidence in defending against a claim for nonpayment a written certification, under oath, from any lower-tier subcontractor stating 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 below the subcontractor, regardless of tier, have similarly paid their employees all such wages. This bill is identical to SB 538. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102768D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/20/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB889)
01/27/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Committee substitute printed 22104921D-H1
01/31/2022Read first time
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB889H1)
02/01/2022Passed by for the day
02/02/2022Read second time
02/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104921D-H1
02/02/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB889H1
02/03/2022Read third time and passed House (63-Y 37-N)
02/03/2022VOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Committee substitute printed 22106710D-S1
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106710D-S1
02/24/2022Passed by for the day
02/24/2022Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB889S1
02/24/2022Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106710D-S1 (70-Y 28-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Adoption (70-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB889S1)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB889ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB889ER)
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (62-Y 38-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB889ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 771 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)