Value engineering; raises minimum project cost. (HB134)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Value engineering. Raises the minimum project cost requiring the use of value engineering from $5 million to $15 million. The bill exempts projects that are designed utilizing (i) a design-build contract or (ii) the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 from the value engineering requirements. This bill is identical to SB 125. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102443D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub:
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2018Referred from Transportation
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018Reported from General Laws (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107383D-S1
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107383D-S1
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB134S1
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB134S1)
02/28/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107383D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB134ER)
03/02/2018Signed by Speaker
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB134ER)
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB117 and SB125.