Virginia Freedom of Information Act; estimated charges for records. (HB307)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; estimated charges; exception for certain scholastic and property records. Provides that a public body subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act shall make all reasonable efforts to supply records requested by a citizen at the lowest possible cost; however, no such public body shall charge for the provision of certain scholastic records or property records. The bill requires a public body, prior to conducting a search for records, to notify the requester in writing of the public body's right to make reasonable charges not to exceed its actual cost incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for requested records and inquire of the requester whether he would like to request a cost estimate in advance of the supplying of the requested records. Finally, the bill provides that any costs incurred by a public body in estimating the cost of supplying requested records shall be applied toward the overall charges to be paid by the requester for the supplying of such records. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103274D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB307)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22105571D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105571D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB307H1
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB307H1)
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2022Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Enrolled
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB307ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB307ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (52-Y 48-N)
04/27/2022Passed by temporarily
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Reenrolled
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB307ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 756 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)

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