House and Senate voting records; publication on legislative electronic information system. (HB1566)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Publication of House and Senate voting records. Provides that, beginning with the 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly, the Legislative Support Commission, through the Division of Legislative Automated Systems, from information and data provided by the Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Senate, must post on the legislative electronic information system (LIS) the recorded committee, subcommittee, and floor votes of each member of the General Assembly on legislation acted upon in each house. The information pertaining to the voting records of legislative members must be electronically accessible to state agencies, political subdivisions, and the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101248D
01/05/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1566)
02/08/2011Left in Rules


Megan Rhyne writes:

We have a sign-on letter for groups and organizations supporting the bill. Contact me at
Megan Rhyne
Virginia Coalition for Open Government

Waldo Jaquith writes:

The fiscal impact statement shows that this will cost just $4,500. That comes out of the House Clerk's budget—no funding is required beyond their normal level of funding.

This bill is a no-brainer. There's simply no reason to oppose it.