Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings conducted through electronic meetings. (SB214)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; meetings conducted through electronic meetings. Amends existing provisions concerning electronic meetings by keeping the provisions for electronic meetings held in response to declared states of emergency, repealing the provisions that are specific to regional and state public bodies, and allowing public bodies to conduct all-virtual public meetings where all of the members who participate do so remotely and that the public may access through electronic communications means. Definitions, procedural requirements, and limitations for all-virtual public meetings are set forth in the bill, along with technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104118D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB214)
01/26/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2022Passed by for the day
02/02/2022Read third time and defeated by Senate (16-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-Y) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Passed by for the day
02/03/2022Passed by for the day
02/04/2022Passed by for the day
02/07/2022Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)

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