2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Committee Approved)

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Public Works Payment Process Workgroup (language only)

Item 111 #1h

Item 111 #1h

Commerce and Trade
Secretary of Commerce and Trade


Page 23, after line 3, insert:

"E. 1. The Commonwealth's Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor shall convene a workgroup to review the Commonwealth's state public works payment to contractor employees process to identify whether misclassification of workers is a prevalent problem. If the findings reveal such misclassification, the workgroup shall identify and make process improvement recommendations to correct any identified issues.

2. The workgroup shall consist of the Commonwealth's Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor, Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Administration, and Secretary of Commerce and Trade, or their designees, staff from the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, representatives from Virginia public colleges and universities and state agencies, two representatives from labor organizations that can bring forth to the workgroup documented situations where such misclassification has occurred on Commonwealth public work projects, two representatives from the general contractor business community with experience in providing construction services to the Commonwealth, and representatives from the Department of General Services, Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Taxation. The membership of this workgroup shall not exceed 20 individuals.

3. The workgroup shall report their findings and recommendations to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee no later than December 1, 2020."


(This amendment creates a workgroup to review the Commonwealth’s state public works payment process to contractor employees.)