Freedom of Information Act; active investigations of teacher licensing. (HB768)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); active investigations; teacher licensing. Adds a FOIA exemption for investigator notes, and other correspondence and information with respect to an active investigation conducted by or for the Board of Education related to the denial, suspension, or revocation of teacher licenses. The bill further provides that these records may be disclosed to (i) a local school board or division superintendent for the purpose of permitting such board or superintendent to consider or to take personnel action with regard to an employee or (ii) any requester, after the conclusion of such investigation, in a form that does not reveal the identity of charging parties, persons supplying the information, or other individuals involved in the investigation. The bill also allows the Board of Education to discuss these records in a closed meeting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083310816
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB768)
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 081834748-H1
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB768H1)
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081834748-H1
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB768H1
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)
03/06/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB768ER)
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB768ER)
03/06/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 7/1/08)