Small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses; enhancement or remedial measures. (SB250)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Minority Business Enterprise; small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses; enhancement or remedial measures.  Requires state contracts awarded pursuant to enhancement or remedial measures implemented to enhance participation by small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses to include a requirement that no more than 60 percent of the work be subcontracted to another contractor except under certain circumstances. The bill authorizes the Department of Minority Business Enterprise to investigate complaints that the business has violated the contract provision and authorizes the Director to revoke the business's certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business for a period of one year upon determination that the contract provision has been violated. The bill also provides that any enhancement or remedial measure require the state agency to solicit bids from all qualified vendors and not be limited to bids submitted by small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. Under the bill, any enhancement or remedial measure cannot exceed three percent of the total value of all vendor contracts calculated against the costs of accepting the lowest competent and qualifying bids. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100287D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB250)
01/26/2012Passed by for the day
01/27/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Passed by for the day
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Floor substitute printed 12105023D-S1 (Obenshain)
02/02/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2012Substitute by Senator Obenshain agreed to 12105023D-S1
02/02/2012Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB250S1
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB250S1)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/20/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/01/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
03/01/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12105856D-H1
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB250H1)
03/05/2012Read second time
03/06/2012Passed by for the day
03/07/2012Read third time
03/07/2012Passed by for the day
03/08/2012Read third time
03/08/2012Speaker ruled committee substitute 12105856D-H1 not germane
03/08/2012Motion to refer to committee agreed to
03/08/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.


Karen Vaughan writes:

Women are great caregivers and in this state we can take in older adults as foster care without a state license up to 3 residents.This home occupation level 1 promotes other community jobs by allowing the private paid funds recieved to be redirected locally. We hire home health agencies,which hire RN's,LPNS's,Cna's,Social workers,chaplins.We use contractors for handicapped ramps,decks,screened porches ,opening and widing doorways,bath fitters for roll in showers,grip bars,saftey equipment.We use local drug stores for adult diapers,wipes,prescriptions,personal needs and so on. Our activities include special meals from the community,entertainment purchases like Wee's,Big TV's,movies,petting zoo's bands and so on.I hire Senior Core for relief nurses when I need time off.All of this without costing the tax payer a dime.We support Olmtead Act by offering a choice to live in the community.We promote ADA,Fair Housing,and the Rehab Act.The law that defines the defination of an Assisted Living was written in 1950 and many healthcare services,equipment and knowledge have greatly improved since then. I would to talk to you about this.My number is 757-390-6888,and my name is Karen.Thank you.