Freedom of Information Act; exemption for local franchises, exception. (HB1271)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); exemption for local franchises. Broadens the current FOIA exemption to apply to any type of franchise and protects trade secrets and confidential proprietary information from both bidders for the franchise and the person who is ultimately awarded the franchise. Currently, the exemption is limited to cable TV franchises. Amends § 2.2-3705.6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088263492
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 081846492-H1
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081846492-H1
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1271H1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2008Assigned GL&T sub: Subcommittee #1 (FOIA)
02/27/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Enrolled
03/06/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1271ER)
03/06/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 736 (effective 7/1/08)