Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exempts records of disaster recovery plans, etc. (HB2280)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exempt records; disaster preparedness plans. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104131D
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2280)
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Committee substitute printed 13105209D-S1
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105209D-S1
02/20/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2013Amendment by Senator Locke agreed to
02/20/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2280S1
02/20/2013Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 13105209D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2280S1)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2280ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2280ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0600)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.