Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation. (SB1170)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation; required contract provisions. Requires all public bodies to include in every contract of more than $100,000 that involves the performance of work within the Commonwealth provisions requiring the contractor to agree (i) that 51 percent of all positions created in performance of the contract be filled by Virginia residents, (ii) that 35 percent of the total hours worked by apprentices in positions created in performance of the contract be performed by Virginia residents, and (iii) to use the Virginia Employment Commission as the first source of referral for obtaining qualified applicants for any new position. Under the bill, "new position" does not include a position that is filled by a current employee of the contractor or an individual who was previously laid off by the contractor. The required provisions do not apply to any contracts for the procurement of professional services.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103432D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1170)
01/28/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1170E
02/01/2013Printed as engrossed 13103432D-E
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1170E)
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/07/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1170E)
02/07/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in General Laws


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.