Virginia Freedom of Information Act; local public bodies to post meeting minutes on its website. (HB150)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd) with support from co-patron Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; posting of minutes; local public bodies. Requires, with certain exceptions outlined in the bill, any local public body subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to post meeting minutes on its official public government website, if any, within seven working days of final approval of the minutes. The bill provides that if a local public body does not own or maintain an official public government website, it shall make copies of all meeting minutes available no later than seven working days after the conclusion of a meeting at a prominent public location in which meeting notices are regularly posted, at the office of the clerk of the public body, or, in the case of a public body that has no clerk, at the office of the chief administrator. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101402D
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read first time
02/01/2022Read second time
02/01/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB150E
02/01/2022Printed as engrossed 22101402D-E
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB150E)
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB150ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB150ER)
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 396 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)

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