VA HB493 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-02-15 - Left in Public Safety
Pending: House Public Safety Committee
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 arising from the law-enforcement officer's conduct, 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 and of their families; social security numbers; certain medical and identifying information of the law-enforcement officer and complainant; and any technical infraction, as defined in the bill, by the law-enforcement officer. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.

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


Roll Calls

2022-01-27 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2022-02-15HouseLeft in Public Safety
2022-01-27HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
2022-01-25HouseAssigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
2022-01-11HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2022-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100266D


Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments