FOIA; student addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. (SB512)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); scholastic records; student addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Prohibits the custodian of a scholastic record from releasing the address, phone number, or email address of a student in response to a FOIA request without first obtaining the written consent of either the student or the student's parent or legal guardian. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104415D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2018Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/29/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2018Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB512)
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
03/01/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107514D-H1
03/05/2018Read second time
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107514D-H1
03/06/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB512H1
03/06/2018Passed House with substitute (55-Y 42-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House insisted on substitute
03/08/2018House requested conference committee
03/08/2018Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Suetterlein, Newman, Lucas
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Wilt, Peace, Bulova
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB512H1)
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108257D-S1
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB512S1)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB512ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB512ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 756 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.


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

all in agreement to protect those most intimate pieces of information, both bills are a positive way forward and I move we accept the conference of committee report. >> delegate bulova. >> thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the conference report. >> the delegate has the floor. >> thank you, Mr. Speaker. I hope we will all support the conference report. I think it strikes a very responsible balance, as debt wilt said, between making sure we protect very sensitive information while also ensuring that our educational institutions are able to share that information internally. This bill does that. it has an opt-out, which our schools are already able to do, and most of them already do but it does require a opt-in for information if they are going to release e-mail, telephone and personal address. Again, while still making sure that schools can communicate internally. I would encourages you to vote yes on the conference report.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> ayes 95. Noes 3.

[Unknown]: ayes 95. Noes 3. The conference report is