Public-Private Competition Act; created, repeals Competitive Government Act, etc. (HB119)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd) with support from co-patron Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public-Private Competition Act. Creates the Public-Private Competition Act, which prohibits public bodies from engaging in any commercial activity, defined in the bill to mean any activity that can be performed by an existing private business. The bill creates an exemption for commercial activities that public bodies are required to perform pursuant to the Constitution of Virginia. The bill also repeals the Competitive Government Act, which requires the Governor to (i) conduct a study at least once every two years to examine whether at least three commercial activities being performed by state employees at state agencies and institutions are being accomplished in the most cost-efficient and effective manner and (ii) outsource any commercial activity for which the study determines that outsourcing may result in reduced costs or otherwise provide a measurable benefit to the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100159D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB119)
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Stricken from docket by General Laws (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)