State correctional facilities; procurement by public bodies of articles produced or manufactured. (HB1761)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

State correctional facilities; prohibition on procurement by public bodies of articles produced or manufactured and services provided by persons confined in state correctional facilities. Prohibits articles produced or manufactured and services provided by persons confined in state correctional facilities from being purchased by (i) any department, institution, or agency of the Commonwealth that is supported in whole or in part with funds from the state treasury or (ii) any county, district of any county, city, or town or by any nonprofit organization, including volunteer emergency medical services agencies, fire departments, sheltered workshops, and community service organizations. Under current law, state departments, institutions, and agencies that are supported in whole or in part with funds from the state treasury are required to purchase such articles and services, and counties, districts of any county, cities, and towns, as well as any nonprofit organizations, are permitted to purchase such articles and services. The bill provides that such articles and services may be disposed of by the Director of the Department of Corrections only by sale or exchange on the open market. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 53.1-45, § 53.1-45.1, § 53.1-47, § 53.1-53, § 53.1-54, § 53.1-55, § 62.1-132.6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/17/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill

History

DateAction
12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100750D
12/21/2018Committee
12/21/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

Comments

Margaret Breslau writes:

Thank you Delegate Carter for introducing this bill.

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