2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (language only)

Item 452 #5s

Item 452 #5s

Department of Transportation


Page 541, after line 28, insert:

"S. The Secretary of Transportation shall establish a working group to review the laws, regulations and polices of how the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determines Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) usage on specific projects with the goal of increasing DBE participation statewide. The working group shall include the Commissioner of Highways, the VDOT Division Administrator for Civil Rights, the Director of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, the Virginia Transportation DBE Association, the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, the Old Dominion Highway Contractors Association, the Heavy Construction Contractors Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, the Virginia Transit Association and other industry groups and interested parties. The working group shall present legislative, regulatory or policy changes to the Governor and chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees no later than September 1, 2023.”


(This amendment establishes a working group to review current Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation on Virginia highway projects and recommend policy changes to increase statewide DBE participation.)