VA HB1 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 20 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-11-20 - Committee Referral Pending
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; directory information. Clarifies that the definition of "scholastic records" in the Virginia Freedom of Information Act includes directory information, but also provides that such directory information may be released to the public only if the student who is the subject of such information, or the student's parent or legal guardian if the student is less than 18 years of age, has expressly consented, in writing, to the release of such information. The bill provides that directory information includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height as a member of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. The bill contains technical amendments.

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FOIA; release of scholastic records, definition of records includes directory information.



2017-11-20HouseCommittee Referral Pending
2017-11-20HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100527D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223701(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.4(n/a)See Bill Text
221287(n/a)See Bill Text
221287.1(n/a)See Bill Text
231405(n/a)See Bill Text

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