HB 1203

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Prevailing wage; public works contracts with localities, penalty.


Prevailing wage; public works contracts withlocalities; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a locality for public works to paywages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration to any mechanic,laborer, or worker employed, retained, or otherwise hired to performservices in connection with the public contract at the prevailingwage rate. The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is required todetermine the prevailing wage rate for such public contracts on thebasis of applicable prevailing wage rate determinations made by theU.S. Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the federal Davis-BaconAct. A contractor or subcontractor who knowingly or willfully employsany mechanic, laborer, or worker to perform work contracted to bedone under the public contract at a rate that is less than the prevailingwage rate is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition, such a contractor or subcontractor shall be liable to such individuals forthe payment of all wages due plus interest and shall be disqualifiedfrom bidding on public contracts until full restitution has beenpaid to the individuals.

Bill Sponsors (2)



Jan 30, 2020


Failed to report (defeated) in Labor and Commerce (9-Y 9-N)

Jan 28, 2020


House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered


Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)

Jan 26, 2020


Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1

Jan 07, 2020


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104359D


Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

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