HB 2151 Procurement Act, Public; preference for contractor firms.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for Virginia firms.  Provides that whenever the lowest responsive and responsible bidder is a resident of any other state and such state under its laws allows a resident contractor of that state a preference, a like preference shall be allowed to the lowest responsible bidder who is a resident of Virginia. The bill provides if the lowest bidder is a resident of another state with an absolute preference, that bid shall not be considered. Currently, a preference for Virginia resident may be given.  The bill further requires the Department of General Services to post and maintain certain information on the agency's website regarding preferences provided by other states.

Full text:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051202212  pdf | impact statement
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053687366-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2151ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/05/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0894)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051202212
01/11/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #2...
02/03/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (21-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053687366-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053687366-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2151H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amds (14-Y 1-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/05  Senate: Read third time
02/22/05  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/05  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/05  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/23/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2151ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 894 (effective 7/1/05)
04/05/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0894)