Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held through electronic communication means. (SB1182)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings held through electronic communication means. Clarifies that certain requirements of current law regarding participation in public meetings through electronic communication means do not apply to meetings held to address a state of emergency declared by the Governor, specifically the requirements that public bodies (i) adopt a written policy regarding participation by electronic communication, (ii) have a quorum of a public body physically assembled at a primary or central location, and (iii) make arrangements for the voice of any member participating from a remote location to be heard by all persons at the primary or central location. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Read the Bill »

Status

05/26/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100886D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1182)
01/21/2019Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Enrolled
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1182ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1182ER)
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 359 (effective 7/1/19)
03/12/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)

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