HB 2402 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations, grounds for termination.
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Summary as introduced:

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; willful violations; grounds for termination. Provides that if the court finds that any officer or employee of a public body (i) receives a request for records that was sent by a requester by certified mail, return receipt requested, and (ii) without legal excuse or justification deliberately, willfully, and knowingly fails to make a response to such request, such officer or employee may be terminated for cause by his appointing authority or agency head.

Full text:
01/18/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17100847D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/18/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17100847D
01/18/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
02/02/17  House: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 6-N)
02/04/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (67-Y 27-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 27-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/17  Senate: Assigned GL&T sub: #1
02/20/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (6-Y 7-N)