Political contributions; prohibitions during procurement process. (HB667)

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 »

Status

02/07/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100683D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB667)
02/07/2012Passed by indefinitely in General Laws