Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proceeding for enforcement. (HB1646)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proceeding for enforcement. Provides that in an enforcement action, if the court finds the public body violated certain meeting notice requirements, the court may invalidate any action of the public body taken at such meeting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101696D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/21/2015Referred from Courts of Justice
01/21/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in General Laws


Megan Rhyne writes:

This is an interesting bill -- not sure what the origin is, but it would allow courts to invalidate an action taken by a public body if that body violated certain notice provisions, in particular notice to those who annually sign up to receive meeting notices.