FOIA; electronic meetings, serious medical condition of immediate family member. (HB321)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings; serious medical condition of immediate family member. Allows a public body to conduct a meeting through electronic communication means if, on or before the day of a meeting, a member of the public body holding the meeting notifies the chair of the public body that he is unable to attend due to a serious medical condition of an immediate family member that prevents the member's physical attendance. The bill also limits such participation in an electronic meeting due to a personal matter to either two meetings per calendar year or 10 percent of the meetings held that calendar year, rounded up to the nearest whole number, whichever is greater. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104275D
12/31/2019Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (9-Y 1-N)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB321)
02/03/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB321E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20104275D-E
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB321E)
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (62-Y 38-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (62-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

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