RD272 - Report on the Update of the Creation of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (Consolidation of DBA and DMBE) - October 15, 2013
As a continuation of Governor Bob McDonnell’s Government Reform and Restructuring initiative started in 2010, the 2013 Session of the General Assembly enacted Chapter 482 of the 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly creating the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD), effective January 1, 2014, by consolidating the powers and duties of the Department of Business Assistance (DBA) and the Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE). Additionally, Item 104.D of Chapter 806 of the 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly (Appropriation Act) directs the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the progress of the consolidation. The language specifies “the consolidation be effectuated in a manner that ensures that the core responsibilities of each agency are retained and full and adequate attention is given to the activities currently undertaken” by both agencies. The Secretary must report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 15, 2013.
This report serves as an update of the plan for consolidating DMBE and DBA.