Freedom of Information Act; violations and penalties. (HB1457)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; violations and penalties.  Provides that public employees may be terminated or otherwise disciplined for knowing and willful violations of FOIA. The bill also clarifies existing law that officers, employees, and members of public bodies may be subject to civil penalties for knowing and willful violations of FOIA.


Bill Has Passed


11/29/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100174D
11/29/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2011Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1457)
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/01/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Committee substitute printed 11104558D-H1
02/02/2011Read first time
02/02/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1457H1)
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104558D-H1
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1457H1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1457ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1457ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 327 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)


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 50 seconds.


Rickey Moore writes:

At first glance, I like this bill.