Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to certain criminal investigative files. (HB432)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to certain criminal investigative files. Limits the application of the exemption for criminal investigative files to active criminal investigative files. As a result, closed or inactive criminal investigative files would be subject to mandatory disclosure, if requested. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2016Committee
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103040D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB432)
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in General Laws

Comments

ACLU-VA Open Government, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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Emily writes:

What are you afraid? One could use the same reasoning the police use for waving your 4th Amendment rights if you're not guilty why not let us there too what's going on here people?