Conflict of Interests Act, State & Local Gov't, and FOIA; training requirements for ex. directors. (SB701)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and Virginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities. Requires the executive director and members of each industrial development authority and economic development authority, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, to take training on the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and the Freedom of Information Act at least once every two years. The bill requires such officials in office on July 1, 2020, to complete such training no later than December 31, 2020. Training on the Virginia Freedom of Information Act may be provided online by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council or the local government attorney. Training on the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act shall be provided by the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council and may be provided online. The clerk of the respective governing body is responsible for maintaining training records. This bill is identical to HB 1527. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102806D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB701)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read second time
02/18/2020Read third time
02/18/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB701ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB701ER)
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
03/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 80 (effective 7/1/20)
03/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0080)

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