2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Review of VDOT Contracts to Promote DBE Inclusion (language only)

Item 434 #1h

Item 434 #1h

Secretary of Transportation


Page 529, after line 13, insert:

"M. The Secretary of Transportation shall conduct a work group to review the laws, regulations and polices of how VDOT determines Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) usage on specific projects with the goal of increasing DBE participation state-wide. The group shall include the; VDOT Commissioner, VDOT Division Administrator for Civil Rights, Director Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Virginia Transportation DBE Association, Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, Old Dominion Highway Contractors, Heavy Construction Contractors Association, American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, the Virginia Transit Association and other industry groups and interested parties. The work group shall present legislative, regulatory or policy changes to the Governor's Office and Chair of the House and Senate Transportation Committees it by September 1, 2023."


(This amendment creates a workgroup to review the VDOT's contracting policies with the intent of increasing the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise business' in VDOT construction and maintenance projects.)