Freedom of Information Act; protection of internal controls of State's financial systems. (HB2181)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; protection of internal controls of the Commonwealth's financial systems. Exempts from the mandatory disclosure requirements of FOIA documentation or other information that describes the design, function, operation, or implementation of internal controls over the Commonwealth's financial processes and systems, and the assessment of risks and vulnerabilities of those controls, including the annual assessment of internal controls mandated by the Comptroller, the disclosure of which would jeopardize the security of the Commonwealth's financial assets. However, summary reports relating to the soundness of any fiscal process shall be disclosed in a form that does not compromise the internal controls. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098416818
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2009Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2181)
01/27/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Committee substitute printed 091806680-H1
01/28/2009Read first time
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091806680-H1
01/29/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2181H1
01/30/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2181H1)
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2181ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2181ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 418 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)