Virginia FOIA; allows regional public bodies to conduct electronic meetings. (HB2032)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. Allows regional public bodies to conduct electronic meetings in the same manner as state public bodies. The bill also removes the requirement that a public body hold one meeting each year at which no member participates using electronic means. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100580D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2032)
01/16/2013Reported from Science and Technology (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in General Laws


ACLU-VA Open Government, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation that could limit the public's ability to participate in and attend public meetings of regional authorities.