Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; certification of employment services organizations. (SB523)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Minority Business Enterprise; certification of sheltered workshops.  Provides for the Department of Minority Business Enterprise to certify sheltered workshops. Under the bill, "sheltered workshop" is defined as a nonprofit business entity or organization that offers transitional or supported employment services serving the disabled. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103794D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104551D-S1
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read second time
01/26/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104551D-S1
01/26/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB523S1
01/27/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB523S1)
02/03/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB523S1)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/20/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB523ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB523ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)


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 1 minute.