Delegate Comstock's HB 33,
"Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act" Signed by Governor
For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2012
Contact: Farhan Chughtai
Richmond, VA - House Bill 33, the "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act," has been signed by the Governor.
Delegate Barbara Comstock released the following statement:
"HB 33 is commonsense legislation that will guarantee competition and a level playing field for all Virginia workers and businesses. This bill protects the 96% of Virginia workers who are non-union. It commits that Virginia workers won't be robbed of jobs through crony contracting and makes sure that Virginia's tax dollars are spent wisely and stretched to respond to our transportation and infrastructure needs."
"Passage of this legislation should send a wakeup call to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board (MWAA) that they need to work with all of their funding partners who seek a level playing field for all Virginia workers. With passage of this legislation, MWAA can no longer stack the deck for union contractors. Instead of pushing union mandates and union preferences they should do what is best for Virginia and comply with the law and our right to work tradition that threats all employees equally."