Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of certain criminal records. (HB734)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of certain criminal records. Provides that no criminal investigative file or portion thereof shall be disclosed to any requester except (i) the victim, (ii) members of the victim's immediate family, if the victim is deceased, or (iii) the victim's parent or guardian, if the victim is a minor, unless the public body has notified any such individual of the request for such information. Upon notification of a request, such persons may file a petition in an appropriate court for an injunction to prevent disclosure of the records. The bill requires the court to consider certain information in making its determination and provides that a public body shall be prohibited from disclosing criminal investigative files if the court awards an injunction. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100814D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws

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