Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; formal advisory opinions, immunity. (HB213)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; formal advisory opinions; immunity from civil penalty. Requires that formal advisory opinions issued by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council (Council) be approved by the Council and, after such approval, be published on the Council's website. The bill also provides that no officer, employee, or member of a public body shall be found to have willfully and knowingly violated certain enumerated provisions of the Freedom of Information Act if the alleged violation resulted from his good faith reliance on a formal advisory opinion of the Council made in response to his written request for such opinion and such opinion was made after a full disclosure of the facts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101377D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 1-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws