Virginia Freedom of Information Act; excludes library records. (SB259)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or resources such patron borrowed or accessed is exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This bill is identical to HB 313. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102400D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB259)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/20/2020Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Enrolled
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB259ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB259ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 587 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)