Payment of prevailing wage; certified payroll, penalties. (SB524)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payment of prevailing wage; certified payroll; penalties. Requires employers that are subject to prevailing wage provisions for work done on public contracts to furnish the Commissioner of Labor and Industry within 30 days after issuance of its first payroll, and every 30 days thereafter, a certified payroll that consists of a complete copy of certain records accompanied by a statement signed by the employer that indicates that (i) such records are true and accurate, (ii) the hourly rate paid to each worker is not less than the general prevailing rate of hourly wages required by law; and (iii) the contractor or subcontractor is aware that filing a certified payroll that he knows to be false is a Class 6 felony. The bill provides civil penalties not to exceed $1,000 for each violation for violations of prevailing wage provisions for any contractor or subcontractor that (a) knowingly fails to provide the certified pay scale for each craft or trade employed on the project, (b) knowingly fails to provide the certified payroll required by the bill, and (c) fails to post the general prevailing wage rate for each craft and classification involved in a contract in prominent and easily accessible places at the site of the work and a civil penalty not to exceed $10 per calendar day that required records have not been received. The bill also provides that any contractor or subcontractor who knowingly files false records or willfully fails to file records is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102463D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB524)
01/31/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB524)
02/18/2022Placed on Calendar
02/18/2022Read first time
02/18/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/23/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
03/08/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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