Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; religious preferences and affiliations. (HB2494)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; collection and dissemination of information concerning religious preferences and affiliations. Prohibits any state agency maintaining an information system that includes personal information from collecting or disseminating to federal government authorities information concerning the religious preferences and affiliations of data subjects for the purpose of compiling a list, registry, or database of individuals based on religious affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity, unless specifically required by state or federal law. This prohibition applies even if consent is given to disseminate such information to public institutions of higher education, state facilities under Title 37.2 (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services), and juvenile correctional facilities established pursuant to Title 66 (Juvenile Justice) or Chapter 11 (§ 16.1-226 et seq.) of Title 16.1 (Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts). This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Amends § 2.2-3803, § 37.2-712, § 66-25, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100283D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4

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