FOIA; party whom writ is served must be served a copy of petition prior to filing. (HB976)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; proceedings for enforcement. Clarifies that before a FOIA petition is filed, the party against whom the writ is brought must receive a copy of the petition within a reasonable time prior to the petitioner filing the petition with the court. The bill contains a technical amendment and incorporates HB 689. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102749D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2010Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10104842D-H1
02/02/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read first time
02/04/2010Read second time
02/04/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104842D-H1
02/04/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB976H1
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
02/24/2010Continued to 2011 in General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Subject matter referred by letter to the Freedom of Information Advisory Council
02/24/2010Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(L)
12/02/2010Left in General Laws and Technology


This bill mentions Richmond.