Underground infrastructure works by public service companies; payment of prevailing wage rate. (HB139)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure works by public service companies. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to determine and make available the prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure work. Under the bill, each public service company shall ensure that its bid specifications or other contracts applicable to underground infrastructure works require payment at the prevailing wage rate. The bill requires contractors and subcontractors to post the prevailing wage rate in a prominent and accessible place at the work site. The bill also requires each public service company, contractor, or subcontractor subject to the provisions of the bill to comply with certain recordkeeping requirements. Provisions of the bill apply to contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104411D
01/02/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106489D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106489D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB139H1
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 49-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB139H1)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2024Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)
03/06/2024Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
03/07/2024Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Simonds, Jones, Knight
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Deeds, Locke, Obenshain
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference report rejected by Senate (20-Y 20-N)
03/08/2024Chair votes No
03/08/2024Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (49-Y 47-N 1-A)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (49-Y 47-N 1-A)
03/09/2024Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024Passed by temporarily
03/09/2024Passed by for the day
03/09/2024No further action taken
03/09/2024Failed to pass in House

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