Public Procurement Act; raises minimum contract amount required for bid, performance, etc. (HB1951)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds.  Raises the minimum contract amount required for bid, performance, or payment bonds to $1 million. Currently the minimum contract amounts are generally $100,000 for nontransportation-related construction contracts and $250,000 for transportation-related projects partially or wholly funded by the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102215D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2011Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/17/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1951)
02/03/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Committee substitute printed 11105026D-H1
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1951H1)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105026D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1951H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1951ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1951ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1951ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 789 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.