Freedom of Information Act; exemptions for certain records of public institutions of higher ed. (SB130)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); exemptions for certain fundraising strategies and donor records of public institutions of higher education. Exempts records maintained by a public institution of higher education in connection with fundraising activities conducted by or for such institution to the extent that such records reveal (i) personal fundraising strategies relating to identifiable donors or prospective donors or (ii) wealth assessments; estate, financial, or tax planning information; health-related information; employment, familial, or marital status information; electronic mail addresses, facsimile or telephone numbers; birth dates or social security numbers of identifiable donors or prospective donors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088093244
01/03/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2008Assigned GL&T sub: Subcommittee #1 (FOIA)
02/06/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB130E
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 088093244-E
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
02/28/2008Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed House (94-Y 3-N 1-A)
03/04/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N 1-A)
03/05/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB130ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0561)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB407.