Virginia FOIA; record exclusion for personal contact information provided to a public body. (HB2025)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; record exclusion for personal contact information provided to a public body. Provides that personal contact information provided to a public body or any of its members for the purpose of receiving electronic communications from the public body or any of its members is excluded from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA, unless the recipient of such electronic communications indicates his approval for the public body to disclose such information. Currently, the law provides protections for personal contact information provided to a public body, not to its members; only applies to electronic mail; and requires the electronic mail recipient to request the public body not to disclose his personal contact information in order for the information to be exempt from mandatory disclosure. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101440D
01/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2025)
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2021Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2021Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)

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