Freedom of Information Act; open meeting exemption, information gathered by or for Port Authority. (HB1467)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; open meeting exemption; Virginia Port Authority. Grants an exemption from the open meeting provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for discussions of proprietary information gathered by or for the Virginia Port Authority concerning rates and rate structures and shipments of coal from Virginia's ports. Currently, the Virginia Port Authority is not required to release records relating to same under FOIA. Amends § 2.2-3711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/19/2006Presented and ordered printed 067696366
01/19/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2006Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
01/25/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1467)
02/02/2006Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Communicated to Senate
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/01/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1467ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1467ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/06)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)