FOIA; limitation on exemption for certain criminal investigative files. (SB492)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); limitation on exemption for certain criminal investigative files. Limits the application of the criminal investigative file exemption by providing that nothing in FOIA shall be construed to authorize the withholding of information from the records of completed unattended death investigations from immediate family members of the victim, provided that (i) such information is in a form that does not reveal the identity of persons supplying information or other individuals involved in the investigation and (ii) the immediate family members of the victim have been ruled as suspects. Amends § 2.2-3706, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100121D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB492)
01/28/2016Assigned GL&T sub: #2
02/08/2016Committee amendment
02/08/2016Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)