SB812: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; access to salary information, etc., of public employees.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 2.2-3705.8 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 2.2-3705.8. Limitation on record exclusions.
A. Neither any provision of this chapter nor any provision of
Chapter 38 (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) of this title shall be construed as denying
public access to (i) contracts between a public body and its officers or
employees, other than contracts settling public employee employment disputes held
confidential as personnel records under § 2.2-3705.1; (ii) records of the job
official salary or rate of pay of ,
and records of the allowances or reimbursements for expenses paid to any
officer, official or employee of a public body, except
that the name of any such officer, official or employee shall not be disclosed; or (iii) the compensation or
benefits paid by any corporation organized by the Virginia Retirement System or
its officers or employees.
The provisions of this subsection, however, shall not require public access to records of the official salaries or rates of pay of public employees whose annual rate of pay is $10,000 or less.
B. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as denying public access to the nonexempt portions of a report of a consultant hired by or at the request of a local public body or the mayor or chief executive or administrative officer of such public body if (i) the contents of such report have been distributed or disclosed to members of the local public body or (ii) the local public body has scheduled any action on a matter that is the subject of the consultant's report.