Public Procurement Act; certain amount of contracts to be awarded to small businesses, etc. (HB1279)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Robin Abbott (D-Newport News), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, or minority-owned businesses.  Requires the Department of General Services, in conjunction with the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, to develop a program that insures that at least 15 percent of state procurement contracts are awarded to small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses located in historically underutilized business zones (HUB Zone) that meet certain requirements. The bill defines HUB Zone. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103656D
01/20/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1279)
02/16/2010Left in General Laws