Virginia Freedom of Information Act; required release of law-enforcement disciplinary records. (HB493)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; required release of law-enforcement disciplinary records; exceptions. Requires the release of law-enforcement disciplinary records related to completed disciplinary investigations. The bill defines "law-enforcement disciplinary records" as any record created in furtherance of a law-enforcement disciplinary proceeding or any other administrative or judicial proceeding arising from the law-enforcement officer's conduct, whether such proceeding takes place in the Commonwealth or in another jurisdiction. The bill allows for the redaction of certain personal contact information of the law-enforcement officer, complainant, and witness and of their families; social security numbers; certain medical and identifying information of the law-enforcement officer and complainant; and any technical infraction, as defined in the bill, by the law-enforcement officer. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Public Safety Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100266D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety

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