Freedom of Information Act; exemption for credit card and bank account data. (HB434)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; exemption for credit card and bank account data.  Exempts from the mandatory disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, those portions of records that contain account numbers or routing information for any credit card, debit card, or other account with a financial institution of any person or public body. The bill provides, however, that access shall not be denied to the person who is the subject of the record.  The bill defines "financial institution" and contains an emergency clause.  The bill is a recommendation of the Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/10 10100476D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2010Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read first time
02/04/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB434)
02/24/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read third time
03/01/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB434ER)
03/09/2010Signed by Speaker
03/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB434ER)
03/11/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 4/11/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.