Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. (SB734)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings. Amends the number of all-virtual public meetings that public bodies, with certain exceptions, may convene in a calendar year to no more than two times per calendar year or 50 percent of the meetings held per calendar year rounded up to the next whole number, whichever is greater. Current law limits the number of all-virtual public meetings to no more than two times per calendar year or 25 percent of the meetings held per calendar year rounded up to the next whole number, whichever is greater. The bill also provides that with respect to all-virtual public meetings, when audio-visual technology is available, a member of a public body shall, for purposes of a quorum, be considered absent from any portion of the meeting during which visual communication with the member is voluntarily disconnected or otherwise fails or during which audio communication involuntarily fails. This bill is identical to HB 894. Read the Bill »

Notes

According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation is not expected to create any state fiscal impact.

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24102038D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB734)
01/31/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2024Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed House (79-Y 20-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Enrolled
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB734ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB734ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Signed 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
03/20/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 129 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0129)

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