SB 1344 Electronic meetings; UVA Board of Visitors; video broadcast meetings.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Electronic meetings of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia; authority for holding telephonic or video broadcast meetings. Modifies the exception to the Freedom of Information Act requirements for holding telephonic or video broadcast meetings that has been accorded to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia. This exception currently requires that two-thirds of the board be physically assembled at its regular or primary location and that no more than 25 percent of all annual meetings be held via electronic means. This provision reduces the requirement for physical presence to a quorum of the Board and provides for electronic meetings to be held at locations other than the regular or primary location of the Board's meetings. The Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia consists of 16 members; however, 23-74 provides that five members "constitute a quorum." In addition to these changes, public access is limited to hearing the participation during public sessions and the interruption of the telephonic or video broadcast of the meeting will result in suspension of public sessions. The original act authorizing the Board to hold electronic meetings that are removed from the Freedom of Information Act's general rules includes an enactment clause mandating that the Board keep a record of its electronic meetings, record complaints about such meetings, and report on these records to the Secretary of Education and the General Assembly. The bill also extends the sunset clause to July 1, 2005.

Full text:
01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 036088536  pdf
01/30/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 032131536-S1  pdf
02/24/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1344ER)  pdf
03/26/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)  pdf

Status:
01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 036088536
01/17/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/03  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
01/29/03  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub (12-Y 3-N)
01/30/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 032131536-S1
01/31/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/03  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/03  Senate: Read second time
02/03/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 032131536-S1
02/03/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 032131536-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (32-Y 8-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Read first time
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/03  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
02/11/03  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  House: Read second time
02/13/03  House: Read third time
02/13/03  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1344ER)
02/26/03  House: Enrolled
02/26/03  House: Signed by Speaker
02/27/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 7/1/03)
03/26/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)