Attorney General, Office of the; FOIA Ombudsman appointed, powers and duties, report. (HB2507)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Attorney General; FOIA Ombudsman; powers and duties; report. Requires the Attorney General to appoint a Virginia Freedom of Information Act Ombudsman (Ombudsman) to promote compliance by state agencies with the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The bill outlines the powers and duties of the Ombudsman and provides for the Ombudsman to submit by November 30 of each year a report on his activities and policy recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103994D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2507)
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2507)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
02/05/2019Left in General Laws

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