HB 1678 FOIA; trade secrets submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); trade secrets submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA trade secrets, as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (§ 59.1-336 et seq.), submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy that identify the amount or concentration of chemicals or ingredients used to stimulate a well pursuant to § 45.1-361.29 or Department regulations concerning such ground-disturbing activities. The bill requires that for such records to be protected, the submitting party must (i) invoke this FOIA exclusion upon submission of the data or materials for which protection from disclosure is sought, (ii) identify the data or materials for which protection is sought, and (iii) state the reasons why protection is necessary. The bill requires the Department to determine whether the information claimed to be a trade secret is entitled to such protection.

Full text:
01/06/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101906D  pdf | impact statement
01/27/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101906D-E  pdf | impact statements

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/06/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101906D
01/06/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/12/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/24/17  House: Reported from General Laws with amendment (15-Y 7-N)
01/26/17  House: Read first time
01/27/17  House: Read second time
01/27/17  House: Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1678E
01/27/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101906D-E
01/30/17  House: Read third time and passed House (59-Y 37-N)
01/30/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 37-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (6-Y 8-N)