State Corporation Commission; availability of records. (SB119)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Corporation Commission; availability of records. Requires the State Corporation Commission to make available for public inspection records that are related to matters related to the Commission's operational responsibilities and operational functions, including revenues, expenditures, financial management and budgetary practices, personnel policies and practices, and procurement policies and practices. Disclosure of the records is not required if the records are otherwise covered by applicable legal privileges; disclosure of such records could threaten the safety or security of the Commissions employees, physical plant or information technology assets or data; or the records are not publicly available from other public entities. In addition, the requirement does not apply to records related to the Commission's formal or informal regulatory or legal proceedings or activities. Records held by the clerk of the Commission related to business entities shall be made public or held confidential in accordance with laws and regulations applicable specifically to such records. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102996D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2014Impact statement from SCC (SB119)
01/20/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from SCC (SB119)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/23/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB119E
01/23/2014Printed as engrossed 14102996D-E
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014Impact statement from SCC (SB119E)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Read second time
02/18/2014Passed by for the day
02/19/2014Read third time
02/19/2014Passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/19/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB119ER)
02/21/2014Signed by Speaker
02/23/2014Signed by President
02/24/2014Impact statement from SCC (SB119ER)
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 174 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.