VTCA BILLS ADVANCE IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

February 6, 2018

Although early in the session, VTCA has been successful in advancing several pieces of legislation that we support on behalf of our members:

  • HB 1525 (Yancey): Limits the use of cellphones in work zones, passed out of the Courts of Justice subcommittee 7-0, and now goes onto the full Committee.
  • HJ 41 (LaRock): The Constitutional “lockbox” amendment which would limit the ability of the General Assembly to use transportation money for non-transportation purposed passed the Privileges and Elections Commitee 22-0.

In addition, several pieces of legislation that VTCA opposes, have been killed:

  • HB 725 (Plum): This bill would have changed the definition of SWAM businesses, denying many of our members the opportunity to qualify as a SWAM business. That bill was defeated.
  • HB 1070 (Heretick): This bill would have imposed additional burdens on P3 projects. It was defeated.
  • SB 241 (Marsden): would have imposed an additional burden on highway contractors to use “local” labor forces. The bill was defeated.

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