Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds, waiver by localities, sunset. (HB398)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds; waiver by localities; sunset. Adds a sunset date of July 1, 2021, to the provisions (i) authorizing a locality, where the bid, performance, and payment bond requirements are waived, to waive the requirement for prequalification for a bidder or contractor with a current Class A contractor license for nontransportation-related construction contracts in excess of $100,000 but less than $300,000 upon a written determination made in advance by the local governing body that waiving the requirement is in the best interests of the locality and (ii) prohibiting localities from entering into more than 10 such contracts per year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102197D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB398)
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/26/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB398ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 462 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)