Bill Text: VA HB558 | 2020 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Micro-business; enhancement of participation in local procurement.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020 [HB558 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HB558-Enrolled.html

An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-965.2, relating to micro-businesses; local procurement.
[H 558]

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 15.2-965.2 as follows:

§15.2-965.2. Enhancement of micro-business participation in local procurement.

A. Any locality may enact an ordinance to enhance micro-business participation in local government procurement practices. Such measures may include special designation of local micro-businesses, providing technical support to micro-businesses, setting target goals for micro-business participation in the local procurement process, and other reasonable measures intended to promote micro-business participation in the locality.

B. For purposes of this section, "micro-business" means a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business with no more than 25 employees.