Freedom of Information Act; exempts Commercial Space Flight Authority from disclosure requirements. (SB1337)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; Commercial Space Flight Authority.  Creates an exemption from the mandatory disclosure requirements of FOIA for (i) records relating to rate structures or charges for using the facilities of the Commercial Space Flight Authority and (ii) records provided by a private entity to the Commercial Space Flight Authority, to the extent that such records contain (a) trade secrets of the private entity as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act ( 59.1-336 et seq.); (b) financial records of the private entity, including balance sheets and financial statements, that are not generally available to the public through regulatory disclosure or otherwise; or (c) other information submitted by the private entity, where, if the records were made public, the financial interest or bargaining position of the Authority or private entity would be adversely affected. The bill also contains a meeting exemption for the discussion of the above records. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101419D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2011Assigned GL&T sub: FOIA/Conflict of Interest
02/02/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1337E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11101419D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2011Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/17/2011Reported from General Laws (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1337ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 541 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)


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.