Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure pursuant to court order or subpoena. (HB380)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); disclosure pursuant to court order or subpoena. Provides that nothing in FOIA shall have any bearing upon disclosures required to be made pursuant to any court order or subpoena, nor shall any discretionary exemption from mandatory disclosure be construed to make records covered by such discretionary exemption privileged under the rules of discovery, unless disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100670D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB380)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Reported from General Laws (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House (90-Y 9-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2014Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/24/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB380ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB380ER)
03/06/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 319 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)


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.