Virginia Freedom of Information Act; state agencies to post notice of allowable charges. (HB837)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); state agencies to post notice of allowable charges for producing records. Requires state agencies in the executive branch to post on their respective websites (i) a general summary or range of charges that they may lawfully assess in accordance with the limitations specified in FOIA for the production of public records, including when requested public records will be provided free of charge, or (ii) a general method of how a charge for the production of records will be determined in accordance with the limitations specified in FOIA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102498D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Reconsideration by Subcommittee by voice vote
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB837)
02/04/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104054D-H1
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB837H1)
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104054D-H1
02/07/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB837H1
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/24/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB837ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB837ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 421 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 10 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.