Internet; publication of personal information of certain public officials prohibited. (HB556)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Internet publication of personal information of certain public officials prohibited.  Prohibits publication on the Internet of the personal information of certain public officials by the Commonwealth. The bill provides a court process for these public officials to protect their personal information. The bill defines the terms "Commonwealth," "personal information," and "public official." The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101972D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/01/2012Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12104951D-H1
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Passed by for the day
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104951D-H1
02/06/2012Amendments by Delegate Albo agreed to
02/06/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB556EH1
02/06/2012Printed as engrossed 12104951D-EH1
02/07/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB556ER)
02/23/2012Signed by Speaker
02/23/2012Signed by President
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 143 (effective 7/1/12)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0143)


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.