Freedom of Information Act; building and fire code complaints. (SB1478)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; building and fire code complaints. Provides a record exemption under the Freedom of Information Act for the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of complainants relating to Uniform Statewide Building Code or Statewide Fire Prevention Code enforcement made to the local governing body. The bill specifies that nothing shall prevent the disclosure of information relating to any building in connection with an inquiry into the performance of that building after it has been subjected to fire, explosion, natural disaster, or other catastrophic event. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2009Presented and ordered printed 098609256
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/04/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 092427256-S1
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092427256-S1
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1478S1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/2009Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read second time
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2009Passed by for the day
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2009Passed House with amendments (98-Y 2-N)
02/23/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1478ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 326 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.