RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed legislation that would move certain functions of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to another agency. The Governor’s veto statement is below:
April 9, 2018
Pursuant to Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 1568, which transfers certain functions of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to another agency.
My administration worked with the bill patron during the session to address our concerns with House Bill 1568. While we made some progress, we did not resolve our concerns.
As I continue my term, I will review the performance of this and all of our executive branch agencies. As I said when I took office, I am committed to regulatory reform when appropriate, and I will be pleased work with the bill patron and others on this very important matter.
Accordingly, I veto this.
Ralph S. Northam
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