Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; increases membership, effect of missing meetings. (HB2144)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; membership; effect of missing meetings. Increases the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council from 12 members to 14 members by adding one additional member from the House of Delegates and one additional member from the Senate. The bill also provides that if any nonlegislative citizen member of the Council fails to attend three or more meetings of the Council in a calendar year, the Council shall notify the member's appointing authority, who shall, upon receipt of such notification, remove the member and appoint a successor as soon as possible. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103715D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2144)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2144E
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17103715D-E
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/2017Reported from Rules (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2144E)
02/15/2017Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2144ER)
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 644 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0644)


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.