Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; SCT to work with Virginia-Israel Advisory Board. (HB1282)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; required contract provisions. Requires state public bodies to include in every contract of more than $10,000 a provision stating that during the performance of the contract, the contractor agrees that (i) he will not engage in the boycotting of Israel and will not contract or subcontract with any person, firm, or corporation that engages in the boycotting of Israel and (ii) he will include the above provisions in every subcontract or purchase order of more than $10,000, so that the provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor. Read the Bill »


02/29/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104320D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1282)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016Committee substitute printed 16104994D-H1
02/09/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Passed by for the day
02/15/2016Passed by temporarily
02/15/2016Floor substitute printed 16105564D-H2 (Hugo)
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute ruled not germane 16104994D-H1
02/15/2016Substitute by Delegate Hugo agreed to 16105564D-H2
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1282H2
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (74-Y 20-N 1-A)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 20-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1282H2)
02/29/2016Continued to 2017 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 11 minutes.