FOIA; closed meeting not authorized for discussion of pay increases. (SB493)

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); closed meeting not authorized for discussion of pay increases for local governing bodies and elected school boards. Clarifies that nothing in the personnel exemption in the open meetings law of FOIA shall be construed to authorize a closed meeting by a local governing body or an elected school board to discuss across-the-board pay increases for such bodies. Amends § 2.2-3711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

03/04/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100123D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB493)
01/28/2016Assigned GL&T sub: #2
02/08/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read second time
02/11/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB493E
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Printed as engrossed 16100123D-E
02/12/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB493E)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read second time
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2016Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/25/2016Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Enrolled
03/01/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB493ER)
03/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB493ER)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker
03/04/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

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.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

SENATE BILL 493 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. SENATOR SUROVELL. SPEAKING TO THE AMENDMENT, MR. PRESIDENT. I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT. YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. THIS BILL SIMPLY STRIKES THE WORDS ACROSS THE BOARD -- I'M SORRY STRIKES FOR SUCH BODIES. PURE PLAY CLARIFYING IN ITS INTENT AND I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 38, NOS 0. AYES 38, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM FRANK LIN, SENATOR STANLEY. MR. PRESIDENT, HAVING VOTED ON THE PREVAILING SIDE BY WHICH THE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL