Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; certification of small, woman- or minority-owned. (SB662)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


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. This bill is identical to HB 122. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/18/2006Presented and ordered printed 069828768
01/18/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N 2-A)
01/26/2006Committee substitute printed 065360768-S1
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB662)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB662S1)
01/30/2006Read second time
01/30/2006Committee substitute rejected 065360768-S1
01/30/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2006Substitute by Senator Stosch agreed to 065363768-S2
01/30/2006Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB662S2
01/31/2006Floor substitute printed 065363768-S2 (Stosch)
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB662S2)
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/2006Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Committee substitute printed 067750768-H1
02/22/2006Read second time
02/23/2006Passed by for the day
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067750768-H1
02/24/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB662H1
02/24/2006Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2006Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: (3-Y 37-N)
03/01/2006House insisted on substitute
03/01/2006House requested conference committee
03/02/2006Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2006Senators: Miller, Devolites Davis, Wagner
03/03/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2006Delegates: Oder, McQuigg, Hull
03/07/2006Correction to House conferees appointed
03/07/2006Delegates: Marshall, R.G., Landes, Jones, D.C.
03/08/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB662ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB662ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 921 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB662ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0921)