Micro-business; enhancement of participation in local procurement. (HB558)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enhancement of micro-business participation in local procurement. Allows any locality to enact an ordinance to enhance micro-business participation in local government procurement practices. Such measures may include special designation of local micro-businesses, providing technical support to micro-businesses, setting target goals for micro-business participation in the local procurement process, and other reasonable measures intended to promote micro-business participation in the locality. "Micro-business" is defined as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business with no more than 25 employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100477D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/10/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB558)
01/17/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB558)
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2020Reported from Local Government with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2020Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0--N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (4-Y 92-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2020House acceded to request
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Lindsey, Heretick, Morefield
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2020Senators: Lewis, Spruill, Pillion
03/04/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 3-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (92-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB558ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1123 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1123)


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 20 seconds.