VA SB730 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-01-29 - Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (10-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Clarifies that the definition of "public record" does not include records that are not prepared for or used in the transaction of public business. The bill defines "social media account" and creates a new discretionary exemption for social media records of General Assembly members when such records relate to the use of a social media account by a member in such member's individual capacity. The bill requires the public body to be a necessary party in any enforcement proceeding.

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Virginia Freedom of Information Act; clarifies definition of "public record."


Roll Calls


2018-01-29SenatePassed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (10-Y 0-N)
2018-01-23SenateAssigned GL&T sub: #1
2018-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2018-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100455D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223701(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.7(n/a)See Bill Text
223713(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments