Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proprietary records and trade secrets. (SB1226)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; Public Procurement Act; proprietary records and trade secrets; solar energy agreements. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA proprietary information, voluntarily provided by a private business under a promise of confidentiality from a public body, used by the public body for a solar photovoltaic services agreement, a solar power purchase agreement, or a solar self-generation agreement. The bill requires the private business to specify the records for which protection is sought before submitting them to the public body and to state the reasons why protection is necessary. The bill also (i) allows a solar services agreement contractor or provider to designate specific provisions in a solar services agreement as proprietary information not subject to disclosure, and (ii) authorizes a city to withhold from disclosure such information provided by a private entity in connection with a franchise, lease or use under a solar photovoltaic services agreement, a solar power purchase agreement, or a solar self-generation agreement. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103762D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2017Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1226)
01/30/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2017Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/14/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/2017Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105461D-H1
02/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1226H1)
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105461D-H1
02/21/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1226H1
02/21/2017Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Title replaced 17105461D-H1
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1226ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1226ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 737 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1013, A BILL RELATING TO HOST LOCALITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE FUND AND HOST LOCALITIES TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT FUND. THE SENATOR FROM PORTSMOUTH, SENATOR LUCAS.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SENATE BILL 1013 CREATES THE HOST CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE FUND, WHICH WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND TRADE TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH OF EXISTING BUSINESSES AND JOB REACTION RELATED TO THE PORTS OF VIRGINIA AND ONE OR MORE HOST CITIES. IT ALSO CREATES THE HOST CITY'S TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT FUND, ADMINISTERED ALSO BY THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION TO SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND FACILITIES RELATED TO THE PORTS OF VIRGINIA IN ONE OR TWO MORE HOST CITIES. WITH THAT EXPLANATION, I MOVE AGAIN THAT THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL 1013 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth): AYES 28, NO, SIR 11.

[Unknown]: AYES 28, NOS 11. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 11:10. A BILL RELATING TO STATE CORPORATION ECONOMIES COMMISSION, APPROVAL OF UTILITY FACILITIES. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU, AGAIN, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT AND MOVE ITS PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 1110, AND SPEAKING TO THAT.