Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process, penalty. (HB2448)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process.  Clarifies that a person must knowingly violate the prohibition against making or soliciting certain political contributions during the procurement process to the Governor, his political action committee, or the Governor's Secretaries in order to be subject to the civil penalty. The bill also requires that the party receiving a prohibited contribution must return it or, if the contributor cannot be identified, donate it to charity. The bill also provides that in order to trigger the prohibition against political contributions, the bid or proposal must be submitted to an executive branch agency that is directly responsible to the Governor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103803D
01/19/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2448)
01/21/2011Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/03/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2011Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB2448E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11103803D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2448E)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-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 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2448ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2448ER)
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 624 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0624)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.