Correctional enterprises; Director of Purchases & Supply et al., to grant certain exemption, report. (HB263)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Correctional enterprises; exemption from mandatory purchase provisions.  Provides that the Director of the Department of General Services and not the Director of the Division of Purchases and Supply has the authority to grant exemptions from mandatory procurement of articles produced or manufactured by persons confined in state correctional facilities. The bill authorizes the Director to grant such an exemption if a substantially equivalent article can be obtained at a lesser cost from the private sector. The bill requires that on or before October 1, 2014, the Director of the Department of General Services and the Director of the Department of Corrections shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the impact of the implementation of the provisions of the bill, including any cost savings to the Commonwealth and efficiencies realized. The Departments may include in the report recommendations for improvement in the process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103403D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB263)
01/18/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB263)
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/31/2012Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/31/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105234D-H1
02/10/2012Incorporates HB 90
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105234D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB263H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB263H1)
02/27/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB263ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB263ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 360 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0360)