Freedom of Information Act; public body shall remain responsible for retrieving public records, etc. (HB518)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; applicability; disclosure of criminal records; noncriminal incident information.  Clarifies that the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) is not the custodian of records stored or maintained by VITA on behalf of other state public bodies. Such records, however, shall be provided by VITA upon the request of any state public body for which VITA stores or maintains such agency's records in with FOIA. However, other records of VITA shall be public records and subject to FOIA. The bill also expands the exemption for criminal investigative files and clarifies that noncriminal incident materials held by any state or local law-enforcement agencies are exempt from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102769D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/27/2010Referred from Science and Technology
01/27/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/28/2010Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Committee substitute printed 10105115D-H1
02/10/2010Read first time
02/11/2010Read second time
02/11/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105115D-H1
02/11/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB518H1
02/12/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
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 (HB518ER)
03/09/2010Signed by Speaker
03/11/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0627)


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 2 minutes.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Technology - Centralized Storage