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Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Regulations to Govern the Certification of Small, Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses [7 VAC 13 ‑ 20]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Regulations to Govern the Certification of Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned Businesses
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action amends 7VAC13-20-80, 7VAC13-20-140, 7VAC13-20-150, 7VAC13-20-160 and 7VAC13-20-200, and adds 7VAC13-20-150.1. These amendments to 7VAC13-20 were necessitated by legislation enacted during the 2017 Session of the General Assembly. Pursuant to Chapter 836 of the Appropriations Act, 7VAC13-20-140, 7VAC13-20-150, and 7VAC13-20-160 are amended to extend the SWaM certification from three years to five years. This change from a three year to a five year effective period for SWaM certification is effective as of July 1, 2017. Any company that was approved prior to July 1, 2017 will retain the three-year certification period. The proposed new subsection, 7VAC13-20-150.1 also includes this change. In addition, this regulatory action amends 7VAC13-20-80 and 7VAC13-20-200 to comply with Senate Bill 1192, effective July 1, 2017, which provides that any out-of-state business applying for certification in Virginia as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business must possess the equivalent certification in its home state as a prerequisite for approval in Virginia. An out-of-state business with a state of origin that does not have a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business certification program shall be exempt from the requirements of this provision. This regulatory action also amends the title of subsection 7VAC13-20-140 and adds a new section, 7VAC13-20-150.1, to comply with the requirements of House Bill 1858, which directs DSBSD to mandate certification with no additional paperwork for any small, women-owned, or minority-owned business that has obtained certification under any federal certification program.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: The current regulatory action is exempt under ยง 2.2-4006 because it is necessary to conform to changes in Virginia statutory law and the appropriation act, and because no agency discretion is involved.
RIS Project Yes  [005184]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7962 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/4/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Mayton  / Gen Admin Manager III
Address: 101 North 14th Street, 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)593-2007    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

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