DGS; public posting of contract information on central electronic procurement. (HB544)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; public posting of contract information on central electronic procurement system. Provides for the Department of General Services to post on its central electronic procurement system awarded contracts and any modifications to such contracts. The bill also requires agencies that use the Department's central procurement website to post the same information and provides that any contract awarded pursuant to an Invitation to Bid or a Request for Proposals on or after July 1, 2021, including any subsequent modifications to the contract by a using agency, shall be posted on the Department's central electronic procurement system. The bill requires a modification made by a using agency on or after July 1, 2021, to any other contract that has two or more years remaining to be posted on the Department's central electronic procurement system, along with the original contract and any previous modifications. This bill is identical to SB 563. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102487D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB544)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/21/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106250D-H1
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB544H1)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106250D-H1
01/28/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB544H1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020VOTE: (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB544ER)
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB544ER)
02/19/2020Signed by Speaker
02/20/2020Signed by President
02/24/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
03/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 47 (effective 7/1/20)
03/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)

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