FOIA Ombudsman; powers and duties, report. (HB1392)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


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 to promote compliance by state agencies with the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. 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


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101250D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1392)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/29/2020Continued to 2021 in Appropriations
12/04/2020Left in Appropriations

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