FOIA; trade secrets submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. (HB1678)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); trade secrets submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA trade secrets, as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act ( 59.1-336 et seq.), submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy that identify chemical ingredient names, the chemical abstracts number for a chemical ingredient, or the amount or concentration of chemicals or ingredients used to stimulate a well pursuant to 45.1-361.29 or Department regulations concerning such ground-disturbing activities. The bill requires that for such records to be protected, the submitting party must (i) invoke this FOIA exclusion upon submission of the data or materials for which protection from disclosure is sought, (ii) identify the data or materials for which protection is sought, and (iii) state the reasons why protection is necessary. The bill requires the Department to determine whether the information claimed to be a trade secret is entitled to such protection. Amends § 2.2-3705.6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2017Committee
01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101906D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1678)
01/12/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/24/2017Reported from General Laws with amendment (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1678E
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17101906D-E
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1678E)
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House (59-Y 37-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1678E)
02/13/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2017Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB1678E)
02/13/2017Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB1678E)

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 5 minutes.

Transcript

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



Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg): MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE. HOUSE BILL 1712 CLARIFIES THAT COOPERATIVE PROCUREMENT CAN BE UTILIZED TO EXECUTE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS. APPROVAL WILL LEAD TO COST AND ENERGY SAVINGS AND AMEND SLIGHTLY THE ENERGY AND OPERATIONAL PROFICIENTLY ACT OF 2001 THAT WAS ACT THE THROUGH THE CHIEF PATRON AND OF THE NOTED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITY THE GENTLEMAN FROM SCOTT. I WOULD ASK THAT THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND MOVED FORWARD TO ITS THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 1727 A BILL TO AMEND AND REEXACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFLICT OF INTERESTS ACT; SCHOOL BOARDS AND SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYEES. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM WESTMORELAND -- THE GENTLE WOMAN FROM WESTMORELAND.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. 1787 COUNTIES NORTHUMBERLAND, AND OTHERS TO THE OR REGIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH CURRENTLY EXEMPT FROM A PROVISION BARRING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FROM HIRING FAMILY MEMBERS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DIVISION. IN MY DISTRICT OF SIX BEES IT HAS BECOME DIFFICULT TO TOWARDS SATISFACTION ATTRACT AND EMPLOY TEACHERS. SUPPORT STAFF, BUS DRIVERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL. THE BOARD REQUESTED LEGISLATION TO FIX THE PROBLEM. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS ON TOWARDS THIRD READING. TURNING TO PAGE 11. HOUSE BILL 1787. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATING TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIBRARIES; BOARDS NOT MANDATORY. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SALEM, MR.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE BODY, HOUSE BILL 1787 ADDS CHARTER COUNTIES TO THOSE FOR WHICH A LIBRARY IS NOT MANDATORY. I MOVE ENGROSSMENT AND PASS TO THE THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 1793 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT THE CODE RELATING TO BURN BAN; EXCEPTION FOR FREEZE PROTECTION OF ORCHARD OR VINEYARD. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CHESAPEAKE AND NATURAL RESOURCES. WITH AMENDMENTS. MR. FARISS. HOUSE BILL 793 ALLOWS ORCHARDS AND VINEYARDS TO PRESCRIBE BURN IN ORDER TO PRODUCE HEAT PRIOR TO APRIL 30 WHILE THE STATE BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT. I HOPE IT WILL BE THE PLEASURE OF THE BODY TO ENGROSS AND SEND ON TO THE THIRD READING.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. AS MANY AS FAVOR WILL SAY AYE. THOSE' POSED NO. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING, HOUSE BILL 1883. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATING TO EN OVER BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND MOST OF OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHO TESTIFIED ON THE BILL ARE IN FAVOR OF IT STAYING WITH OUR COMMISSION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS ON TO THE THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 1940. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATING TO THE VIRGINIA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT; EXEMPTIONS; DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE; PRE-RELEASE AND POST-COMMITMENT SERVICES. GENERAL LAWS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON THE GENTLE WOMAN FROM MISSION CITY, MS. CARR. HOUSE BILL 940 EXEMPTS THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACT WHEN SECURING RELEASE AND POST COMMITMENT SERVICES TO JUVENILES RETURNING TO COMMUNITIES. IT MAKES DJJ CONSISTENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION PRACTICES. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS TO ITS THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 1952, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES; REVIEW OF PROPOSED ACQUISITIONS OF REAL PROPERTY; EXCEPTIONS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS WITH AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM HANOVER. MR. PEACE.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE GENTLEMAN FROM HANOVER.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. HOUSE BILL 952 AS AMENDED WILL ALLOW CERTAIN TRIBES IN MY DISTRICT AS WELL AS THE GENTLEMAN MR. HODGES' DISTRICT

Comments

Matthew Wade writes:

Yeah, its not important to know what is seeping into our drinking water. Not important at all!

This bill is trash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LBjSXWQRV8