Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; increases membership. (HB986)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; membership. Increases the number of nonlegislative citizen appointees made by the Speaker of the House of Delegates that represent the news media from at least one to at least two of his three appointments. The bill also provides that the news media representatives must be a current representative of the news media. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103013D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB986)
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed 16105479D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105479D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB986H1
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB986H1)
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/29/2016Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)