FOIA; closed meeting violations, civil penalty. (SB1103)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); closed meeting violations; civil penalty. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, if the court finds that a member of a public body voted to certify a closed meeting and at the time of such certification such certification constituted a departure from the requirements of FOIA, the court shall impose on all members voting to certify in their individual capacity, whether or not a writ of mandamus or injunctive relief is awarded, a civil penalty of $500 each, which amount shall be paid into the State Literary Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100867D
01/07/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2017Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1103)
02/08/2017Left in General Laws and Technology