VA HB2196 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-13 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
Pending: House General Laws Committee
Hearing: Jan 19 in Virtual Meeting
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Virginia Freedom of Information Act; required release of law-enforcement disciplinary records; exceptions. Requires the release of law-enforcement disciplinary records related to completed disciplinary investigations. The bill defines "law-enforcement disciplinary records" as any record created in furtherance of a law-enforcement disciplinary proceeding or any other administrative or judicial proceeding, whether such proceeding takes place in the Commonwealth or in another jurisdiction. The bill allows for the redaction of certain personal contact information of the law-enforcement officer, complainant, and witness or their families; social security numbers; and certain medical information of the law-enforcement officer and complainant.

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Virginia Freedom of Information Act; required release of law-enforcement disciplinary records.



2021-01-13HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2021-01-13HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102757D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223706(n/a)See Bill Text

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