Summary as introduced:
Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women- and minority-owned business participation. Authorizes the Governor and localities to implement remedial programs when there exists a rational basis for small business enhancement or an analysis that documents statistically significant disparity between the availability and utilization of women- and minority-owned businesses. The bill also provides that any analysis performed by the Governor or a locality as a basis for determining the existence of discrimination based on race or gender in the awarding of contracting opportunities shall comply with the procedural and evidentiary standards established by the United States Supreme Court in The City of Richmond v. J. A. Croson Company, 488 U.S. 469, (1985).
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 042763364 pdf | impact statement
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 042763364
01/14/04 House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04 House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
02/10/04 House: Incorporated by G.L. (HB1145-McDonnell) (22-Y 0-N)