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HB 722 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions, proprietary records and trade secrets.

Introduced by: David A. Reid | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; affordable housing loan applications. Excludes from mandatory disclosure financial and proprietary records submitted with a loan application to a locality for the preservation or construction of affordable housing that is related to a competitive application to be submitted to either the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), when the release of such records would adversely affect the bargaining or competitive position of the applicant. The bill also provides that such financial

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HB 671 Va Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records of the Office of Executive Sec.

Introduced by: Michael P. Mullin | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records of the Office of Executive Secretary and judicial officers; duties of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court. Provides that for the purposes of the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act that are applicable to access to public records, the Office of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court shall be considered a public body and, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, shall have the same obligations to disclose public records as other custodians of public records. The bill clarifies that the public records provisions of the Freedom of Information Act do not apply to judicial officers or information created or maintained on behalf of judicial officers, but do apply to any administrative

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HB 609 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records.

Introduced by: Jason S. Miyares | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to certain records of the Office of Executive Secretary and judicial officers; duties of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court. Provides that for the purposes of the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act that are applicable to access to public records, the Office of Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court shall be considered a public body and, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, shall have the same obligations to disclose public records as other custodians of public records. The bill clarifies that the public records provisions of the Freedom of Information Act do not apply to judicial officers or information created or maintained on behalf of judicial officers, but do apply to any administrative records of judicial officers that are maintained by the Office of Executive Secretary and unrelated to a

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HB 602 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; charges.

Introduced by: Nicholas J. Freitas | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; charges. Provides that, upon request, scholastic records shall be furnished electronically once per academic quarter and physically once per academic year at no charge to the student who is the subject thereof or the student's parent or legal guardian.

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HB 548 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions; Department of Behavioral Health Services.

Introduced by: Karrie K. Delaney | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exclusions; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; records of active investigations. Exempts from mandatory disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act records of active investigations that are conducted by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

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HB 510 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public institutions of higher education; information

. Introduced by: David L. Bulova | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public institutions of higher education; information related to pledges and donations. Provides that no discretionary exclusion in FOIA shall apply to protect information relating to the amount, date, purpose, and terms of a pledge or donation made to a public institution of higher education. The bill provides that the identity of the donor shall be protected only if (i) the donor has requested anonymity in connection with or as a condition of making a pledge or donation and (ii) the pledge or donation does not impose terms or conditions related to academic decision-making. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.

By |2020-01-08T19:07:43-05:00January 6th, 2020|Education, FOIA, Higher ED|Comments Off on HB 510 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; public institutions of higher education; information

SB 259 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records.

Introduced by: John J. Bell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or resources such patron borrowed or accessed is exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

By |2020-01-04T18:54:37-05:00January 3rd, 2020|FOIA, Privacy, Tier #4|Comments Off on SB 259 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records.

HB 321 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings; serious medical condition.

Introduced by: Mark H. Levine | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings; serious medical condition of immediate family member. Adds to current provisions regarding meetings that a public body may conduct through electronic communication means a meeting for which on or before the day of a meeting a member of the public body holding the meeting notifies the chair of the public body that such member is unable to attend the meeting due to a serious medical condition of an immediate family member

By |2020-01-04T15:08:55-05:00January 2nd, 2020|FOIA, Local Gov't, Tier #4|Comments Off on HB 321 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; electronic meetings; serious medical condition.

HB 313 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records.

Introduced by: Wendy W. Gooditis | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records. Clarifies that information contained in library records that can be used to identify any library patron who has borrowed or accessed material or resources from a library as well as the material or resources such patron borrowed or accessed is exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

By |2020-01-03T17:07:08-05:00December 31st, 2019|FOIA, Privacy|Comments Off on HB 313 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; library records.

SB 139 Freedom of Information Advisory Act; training requirements.

Introduced by: Richard H. Stuart | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Freedom of Information Advisory Act; training requirements. Adds the option for in-person training sessions in addition to the current requirement of online training sessions for local elected officials provided by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council or a local government attorney. The bill also clarifies that "local elected officials" includes constitutional officers.

By |2019-12-29T13:20:26-05:00December 20th, 2019|FOIA, Tier #4|Comments Off on SB 139 Freedom of Information Advisory Act; training requirements.