Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exemption for Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council. (SB1334)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; records exemption for the Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council. Provides an exemption from the mandatory disclosure requirements of FOIA for records of a proprietary nature produced or collected by or for faculty or staff of the Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council, other than the Council's financial or administrative records, in the conduct or as a result of instructional programs, study, or research on scientific, technical, or scholarly issues, whether sponsored by the Council alone or in conjunction with another governmental body or a private concern, where such records have not been publicly released, published, copyrighted, or patented. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103157D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2013Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/28/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104459D-S1
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104459D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1334S1
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1334S1)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/07/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read second time
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1334ER)
02/19/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1334ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 481 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.