Freedom of Information Act; exemptions for local or regional military organizations. (HB520)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); exemptions for the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, and local military organizations. Adds a FOIA exemption for records of the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, or a local or regional military affairs organization appointed by a local governing body, to the extent such records (i) contain information relating to strategies under consideration or development by the Council, the Authority or such local or regional organization to prevent the closure or realignment of federal military installations located in Virginia, to limit the adverse economic effect of such realignment or closure, or to seek additional tenant activity growth from the Department of Defense or (ii) disclose trade secrets provided to the Council, the Authority, or such local or regional organization in connection with their work. The bill also adds a closed meeting exemption for discussion of such topics by the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, or such local or regional organization. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2008Committee
01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088326744
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/22/2008Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Read first time
01/24/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Communicated to Senate
01/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2008Referred 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 (HB520ER)
03/06/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/08)