SB 1196 Freedom of Information Act; change in regulations for electronic communication meetings.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Freedom of Information Act; electronic communication meetings. Reduces the notice required for electronic communication meetings from 30 days to seven working days. The bill also (i) eliminates the 25 percent limitation on the number of electronic meetings held annually; (ii) eliminates the requirement that an audio or audio/visual recording be made of the electronic communication meeting, but retains the requirement that minutes be taken pursuant to 2.2-3707; (iii) allows for the conduct of closed meetings during electronic meetings; (iv) changes the annual reporting requirement from the Virginia Information Technology Agency to the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science; and (v) expands the type of information required to be reported. The bill specifies that regular, special, or reconvened sessions of the General Assembly held pursuant Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia are not meetings for purposes of the electronic communication meeting provisions. The bill also defines "electronic communication means." The bill is a recommendation of the VA Freedom of Information Advisory Council and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. This bill incorporates SB 711.

Full text:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 055004162  pdf | impact statement
02/16/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053697366-H1  pdf
02/18/05  House: Floor substitute printed 059609308-H2 (Griffith)  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1196ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/29/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0352)  pdf

Status:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 055004162
01/12/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/05  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #1
02/02/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/07/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #2...
02/15/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053697366-H1
02/16/05  House: Read second time
02/17/05  House: Passed by for the day
02/18/05  House: Read third time
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute rejected 053697366-H1
02/18/05  House: Floor substitute printed 059609308-H2 (Griffith)
02/18/05  House: Substitute by Del. Griffith agreed to 059609308-H2
02/18/05  House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB1196H2
02/18/05  House: Passed House with substitute (96-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1196ER)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/21/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 352 (effective 7/1/05)
03/29/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0352)