Small, women- and minority-owned businesses; may participate in any program if certified. (HB1227)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Minority Business Enterprise; certification of small, woman- or minority-owned businesses. Includes small and women business enterprises in the certification program administered by the Department of Minority Business Enterprise. The bill provides that such certification programs shall deny certification to vendors from states that deny like certifications to Virginia-based small, women, or minority business enterprises or that provide a preference for small, women, or minority business enterprises based in that state that is not available to Virginia-based businesses. The bill requires the Department to adopt regulations that mandate certification, without any additional paperwork or fee, of any prospective state vendor already certified under any certification program that is determined to meet the minimum requirements established in the regulations of the Department. The bill also provides that a business certified by the Department shall not be required by any locality to obtain any additional certification to participate in any program designed to enhance the participation of such businesses as vendors or to remedy any documented disparity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065616364
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1227)
02/09/2006Incorporated by General Laws (HB122-Marshall, R.G.)