Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public records database. (HB154)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public records database. Requires the establishment of a publicly available, centralized database for all public records. All public bodies will be required to transfer any public records in its possession to the database. The bill directs Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), in consultation with the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council, to (i) convene a workgroup consisting of representatives from state and local public bodies in every region of the Commonwealth to conduct research, evaluate data, and determine a plan for implementation of the database and (ii) report its recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology on or before December 1, 2022. The provisions of the bill that establish the central public records database shall become effective on July 1, 2023, and the provisions of the bill requiring every public body to submit its public records to VITA for inclusion in the central public records database shall become effective on January 1, 2024. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2022Committee
01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101857D
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB154CHP)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2022Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB154)

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