Virginia Public Procurement Act; purchase of personal protective equipment. (SB416)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Public Procurement Act; purchase of personal protective equipment. Requires a state agency, whenever purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) for public use, to purchase such PPE from a Virginia-based company or manufacturer or a manufacturer that uses materials made in the United States. The bill provides that if a state agency is unable to purchase PPE from such company or manufacturer, it may purchase from another company or manufacturer, pending the results of independent laboratory testing of the PPE. Additionally, the bill directs the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to establish a work group to make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding products other than personal protective equipment that state agencies should purchase with the same requirements. The Secretary shall report the recommendations of the work group to the Chairs of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology by September 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100888D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB416)

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