Major information technology project procurement; terms and conditions, etc. (SB1329)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Major information technology project procurement; terms and conditions; limitation of liability provisions. Requires, in any contract for a major information technology project, terms and conditions relating to the indemnification obligations and liability of a supplier to be reasonable and to not exceed in aggregate twice the value of the contract. The bill also provides that there is be no limitation on the liability of a supplier for (i) any intentional or willful misconduct, fraud, or recklessness of a supplier or any employee of a supplier or (ii) claims for bodily injury, including death, and damage to real property or tangible personal property resulting from the negligence of a supplier or any employee of a supplier. The bill provides an exception to such conditions where the Secretary of Administration approves a reasonable maximum alternative limitation of liability amount recommended by the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth based on a risk assessment showing exceptional risk to the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 2324.


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103342D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1329)
01/21/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105365D-S1
01/21/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2019Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1329S1)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105365D-S1
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1329S1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/08/2019Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB1329)
02/11/2019Referred from Science and Technology
02/11/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1329ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1329ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 606 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0606)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2324.