Virginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations, grounds for termination. (HB2402)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations; grounds for termination. Provides that if the court finds that any officer or employee of a public body (i) receives a request for records that was sent by a requester by certified mail, return receipt requested, and (ii) without legal excuse or justification, deliberately, willfully, and knowingly fails to make a response to such request, such officer or employee may be terminated for cause by his appointing authority or agency head. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17100847D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2402)
02/02/2017Reported from General Laws (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (67-Y 27-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/2017Assigned GL&T sub: #1
02/20/2017Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (6-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)