Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records, definition of 'custodian.' (SB876)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; transfer of public records; definition of "custodian." Requires a public body initiating a transfer of public records to any entity, including to any other public body, to remain the custodian of those records only if the public body has transferred the entirety of those public records. Current law requires the public body initiating a transfer of public records to remain the custodian if it has transferred possession of any public records. The bill also excludes the transfer of a portion of information contained in one public body's public record to another public body from being considered as a transfer of an entire public record. The bill also prohibits a public body from withholding a public record in its entirety on the grounds that information contained in such public record was provided by another public body. The bill defines "custodian" for purposes of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105008D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB876)
01/23/2018Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/29/2018Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB664.