Value engineering; report shall not be required for certain projects. (HB2293)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; Division of Engineering and Buildings; use of value engineering. Eliminates the need for a value engineering report for projects that (i) are designed utilizing either the design-build or construction management at risk basis and (ii) have the value engineering process as an integral component. The bill also eliminates the requirement that a designee of the Department of General Services (the Department) participate in all cost-saving decisions for such projects having a waiver granted by the Director of the Department. The bill requires that only a written summary of the cost savings that have been incorporated into the design be provided to the Division of Engineering and Buildings prior to moving forward to the construction phase of the contract.


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103737D
01/21/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2293)
01/27/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015Reported from General Laws (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2293ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2293ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0572)