Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; community groups and universities. (HB963)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; community groups and universities. Requires the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to maintain a list of community groups, state and local governments, Community Development Financial Institutions, business and trade associations, and universities to be consulted in exercising the powers and fulfilling the duties of the Department. All community groups and universities maintained on the list shall be notified of all actions taken by the agency and provided an opportunity to comment prior to any permanent action taking place, such as the promulgation of regulations. The bill requires the Department to continue to work with such groups maintained on the list to develop targeted outreach and programming to build business capacity and encourage businesses to obtain appropriate certifications. The bill adds Community Development Financial Institutions, defined in the bill, to the lists of groups for which the Department shall promote the mobilization of activities and resources and that the Department is required to maintain on the list of community groups. Read the Bill »


02/08/2022: passed committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104268D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB963)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (47-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read third time and defeated by House (47-Y 53-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Defeated (47-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)

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