Virginia Freedom of Information Act; time period for responding to requests for records. (SB678)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); time period for responding to requests for records. Allows any county, city, or town with a population of less than 10,000 to have an additional 30 working days to respond to a FOIA request in cases where it is practically impossible to provide the requested records or to determine whether they are available within the initial five-work-day period. Currently, in such cases, a public body has seven additional working days to respond. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103284D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB678)
01/28/2016Assigned GL&T sub: #2
02/08/2016Committee amendments
02/08/2016Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)