Sheltered workshop; Department of Minority Business Enterprises to establish certification program. (SB474)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Minority Business Enterprises; powers; certification of sheltered workshops. Requires the Director of the Department of Minority Business Enterprise to establish a certification program for sheltered workshops. The bill further requires sheltered workshops to be included in the procurement goals and programs of state agencies. The bill defines a sheltered workshop as a nonprofit business entity or organization that offers transitional or supported employment services serving the disabled. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082322232
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB474)
02/06/2008Continued to 2009 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/05/2008Left in General Laws and Technology