SB 1226 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proprietary records and trade secrets.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; record exclusion for proprietary records and trade secrets; solar energy agreements. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA proprietary information, voluntarily provided by a private business under a promise of confidentiality from a public body, used by the public body for a solar services agreement. The bill requires the private business to specify the records for which protection is sought before submitting them to the public body and to state the reasons why protection is necessary. The bill also (i) allows a solar services agreement contractor or provider to designate specific provisions in a solar services agreement as proprietary information not subject to disclosure and (ii) authorizes a city to withhold from disclosure such information provided by a private entity in connection with a franchise, lease, or use under a solar services agreement.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103762D  pdf | impact statement
02/16/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105461D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1226ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103762D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/17  Senate: Assigned GL&T sub: #1
01/30/17  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/01/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/03/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105461D-H1
02/20/17  House: Read second time
02/21/17  House: Read third time
02/21/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105461D-H1
02/21/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1226H1
02/21/17  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Title replaced 17105461D-H1
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1226ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 737 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)