Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process, penalty. (HB2460)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Political contributions; prohibitions during procurement process.  Includes the mayor or chief executive officer of a locality, school superintendent, and any member of a local governing body, planning commission or school board in the current prohibition against knowingly soliciting or accepting a contribution, gift, or other item with a value greater than $50 from any bidder, offeror, or private entity who has submitted a bid or proposal pursuant to the Virginia Public Procurement Act, the Public-Private Transportation Act, or the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act during the bidding period. The restrictions only apply if the stated or expected value of the contract is $5 million or more and do not apply to contracts awarded as the result of competitive sealed bidding. Furthermore, no bidder, offeror, or private entity who has submitted a bid or proposal under such acts shall offer or promise to make such a gift to the mayor or chief executive officer of a locality, school superintendent, or any member of a local governing body, planning commission or school board. Any violation shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 or up to two times the amount of the contribution or gift, whichever is greater. Amends § 2.2-3104.01, § 2.2-4376.1, § 56-573.3, § 56-575.17:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/20/2011Committee
01/20/2011Presented and ordered printed 11100205D
01/20/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2011Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/03/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2011Reported from General Laws with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2011Motion to refer to committee agreed to (60-Y 36-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (60-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections

Video

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 1 minute.