Aggregated, nonconfidential case data; requests for reports for academic research. (SB236)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Requests for reports of aggregated, nonconfidential case data; academic research. Allows a full-time faculty member of a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to request for the purposes of academic research, provided that such academic research has been approved through such public institution's institutional review board, a report for aggregated, nonconfidential case data for garnishment, unlawful detainer, and warrant in debt actions in a general district court. The bill provides that such report may include street addresses and the amount of money claimed in the action. The bill also requires any faculty member requesting the data to take all steps necessary to protect the privacy and security of such data and that such data shall not be subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104133D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2024Moved from Judiciary to Courts of Justice due to a change of the committee name
01/17/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Committee substitute printed 24106117D-S1
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB236S1)
01/29/2024Read second time
01/29/2024Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106117D-S1
01/29/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB236S1
01/30/2024Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/14/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/16/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Read second time
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed House (51-Y 49-N)
02/21/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB236ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/28/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024Passed by for the day

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