Va. Public Procurement Act; higher educational public institutions, disclosure of gifts, etc. (SB1688)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; public institutions of higher education; disclosure required by certain offerors; penalty. Requires every offeror who submits a proposal to a public institution of higher education for any construction project that (i) has a total cost of $5 million or more and (ii) uses a procurement method other than competitive sealed bidding to disclose any contributions the offeror or any affiliated entity, or any of their respective officers, directors, managers, or members, has made within the previous five-year period to the public institution of higher education or any private foundation that exists solely to support the public institution of higher education. Any person that knowingly fails to submit such required disclosure is subject to a civil penalty of $500 and is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103981D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1688)
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1688E
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19103981D-E
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1688E)
02/11/2019Referred from Education
02/11/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/12/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106870D-H1
02/14/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1688H1)
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations