State agencies; prohibit companies that have certain business operations in Sudan from bidding. (HB2234)

Introduced By

Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State agency procurement; prohibit companies that have certain business operations in Sudan from bidding on contracts with state agencies. Provides that companies meeting certain criteria determined to be related to the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan are ineligible to bid upon or submit proposals for goods, services, or construction to state public bodies. The bill also authorizes the Director of the Department of General Services to provide exemptions from ineligibility requirements if it is in the best interest of the Commonwealth. In addition, the bill requires all companies to provide a certification regarding their eligibility status and provides civil penalties in the event a false certification is submitted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092355760
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2234)
02/02/2009Assigned GL sub: FOIA
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) and referring to Appropriations
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 092421760-H1
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2009Assigned App. sub: Technology Oversight & Government Activities (Landes)
02/06/2009Subcommittee recommends
02/06/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/06/2009Referred from Appropriations (13-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2009Subcommittee recommends
02/10/2009Left in Rules