Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of certain criminal investigative files. (HB968)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of certain criminal investigative files; violent crimes. Prohibits a public body engaged in law-enforcement activities from disclosing any photographic, audio, video, or physical evidence from a violent crime unless the public body has notified (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, of the request of such information. The bill allows such persons to file in an appropriate court a petition for an injunction to prevent release of the records and provides that the period within which the public body shall respond shall be tolled for the amount of time that elapses between the filing of the petition and any resulting disposition by the court. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101876D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB968)
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Stricken from docket by General Laws (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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