Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. (SB506)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process.  Provides that no bidder or offeror, controlling person of a bidder or offeror, or person acting on behalf of a bidder or offeror, who has submitted a bid or proposal for the award of a public contract with an expected value of $1 million or more pursuant to the Virginia Public Procurement Act shall make, directly or indirectly, a contribution to any campaign committee, political action committee, or political party committee during the period between the submission of the bid or proposal and the award of the contract. A person who violates this prohibition shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to two times the amount of the contribution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103518D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB506)
01/26/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Committee substitute printed 10105246D-S1
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB506S1)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105246D-S1
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB506S1
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2010Assigned P & E sub: #3 Campaign Finance
03/03/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
03/05/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Committee substitute printed 10105780D-H1
03/08/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105780D-H1
03/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB506H1
03/09/2010Passed House with substitute (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Title replaced 10105780D-H1
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB506ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB506ER)
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.