MEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements. (SB393)

Introduced By

Sen. Stella Pekarsky (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


MEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements. Requires the MEI Project Approval Commission to consider, prior to recommending approval of any major employment and investment (MEI) project, a board diversity disclosure statement submitted by the business seeking incentives. The Commission is required to consider (i) whether such statement specifies the number and percentage of diverse directors who identify as female or as representing a national, racial, ethnic, indigenous, or cultural minority in the country of the business's principal executive offices and (ii) whether the business commits to annually updating and submitting such statement. This bill is identical to HB 212. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102791D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB393)
01/24/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2024Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/20/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Committee substitute printed 24107960D-H1
02/22/2024Read second time
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB393H1)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107960D-H1
02/23/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB393H1
02/23/2024Passed House with substitute (51-Y 46-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House insisted on substitute
02/28/2024House requested conference committee
03/01/2024Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2024Senators: Pekarsky, Hashmi, Locke
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2024Delegates: Watts, Maldonado, Coyner
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N)
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 47-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 47-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB393ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
03/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB393ER)
04/17/2024Passed by for the day

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