HB 1791 Public Records Act; changes in provisions.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Public Records Act.  Makes several clarifying and technical changes to the Virginia Public Records Act. The bill removes obsolete definitions, clarifies existing definitions of "archival records" and "public records," and creates a definition for "private record," a term that is used in the Act but not currently defined. The bill removes references to the preservation of medical records, an area of law that has been superseded by other state and federal medical records laws, and programs for microfilming records by The Library of Virginia, a service not provided by The Library of Virginia. The bill also clarifies that a public record may not be destroyed or discarded unless certain requirements are met. This change codifies current practice. This bill is a recommendation of the HJR 6 study (2004).

Full text:
01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 055005284  pdf
01/27/05  House: Introduced bill reprinted 055005284  pdf
02/01/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055066284-H1  pdf
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1791ER)  pdf
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)  pdf

Status:
01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 055005284
01/05/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #2...
01/27/05  House: Introduced bill reprinted 055005284
02/01/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (22-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055066284-H1
02/02/05  House: Read first time
02/03/05  House: Read second time
02/03/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 055066284-H1
02/03/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1791H1
02/04/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/05  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/07/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Read third time
02/21/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1791ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 787 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)