Bill Text: VA HB375 | 2018 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Local government; prohibiting certain practices requiring contractors to provide compensation, etc.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2018-04-18 - House sustained Governor's veto [HB375 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HB375-Enrolled.html

An Act to prohibit certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide compensation or benefits beyond those required under state or federal law.
[H 375]


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. That no local governing body shall establish provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construction that would require a wage floor or any other employee benefit or compensation above what is otherwise required by state or federal law to be provided by a contractor to one or more of the contractor's employees as part of a contract with the locality. For purposes of this act, "professional services" means the same as that term is defined in §2.2-4301.

§2. The provisions of this act shall not (i) affect contracts between a locality and another party that were executed prior to January 1, 2019, or the renewal or future rebids of services thereof or (ii) prohibit a locality from entering into contracts for economic development incentives in which the company receiving the incentives is required to maintain a certain stated wage level for its employees.