FOIA; exclusions to application of chapter, local administrative investigations, disclosure. (HB980)

Introduced By

Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions to application of chapter; local administrative investigations; disclosure. Adds email addresses as information that, when furnished in confidence to the local governing body, with respect to complainants in local investigations are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. The bill expands the applicability of the exemption to zoning enforcement complaints for all such complaints, not just individual enforcement complaints. The bill also adds local public health and safety, nuisance, and waste and recycling complaints to the list of complainants whose personal information is exempt from disclosure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102670D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB980)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022Tabled in General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)