Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; advisory opinions, evidence in civil proceeding. (HB1772)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), and Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; advisory opinions; evidence in civil proceeding. Provides that any officer, employee, or member of a public body alleged to have willfully and knowingly violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act who acted in good faith reliance upon an advisory opinion issued by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council may introduce such advisory opinion as evidence that the alleged violation was not made willfully and knowingly. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Amends § 30-179, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/22/2019: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
12/26/2018Committee
12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100432D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/09/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1772)
01/14/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/18/2019Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Enrolled
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1772ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1772ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/12/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/19)
03/12/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)

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