SB 156 Freedom of Information Act; electronic communication meetings.
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Summary:
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); electronic communication meetings. Provides an exemption from FOIA's restrictions on electronic communications meetings to (i) public bodies in the legislative branch of Virginia state government, (ii) state agencies under the control of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and (iii) the Virginia Community College System. The bill clarifies that it does not apply to any session of the General Assembly. The bill adopts the basic requirements of nonelectronic communication public meetings as the required procedure for holding electronic communication meetings. The bill contains an emergency clause, expires on July 1, 1999, and is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Full text:
01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed w/emg clause 987270860  pdf
01/28/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 982353719-S1  pdf
03/18/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB156ER)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed w/emg clause 987270860
01/14/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/98  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
01/28/98  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub. (14-Y 0-N)
01/28/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 982353719-S1
01/29/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/29/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/98  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/98  Senate: Read second time
02/02/98  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/02/98  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 982353719-S1
02/02/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 982353719-S1
02/03/98  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/98  Senate: Communicated to House
02/04/98  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/98  House: Read first time
02/05/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/98  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 4
02/26/98  House: Reported from General Laws with amds. (26-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  House: Read second time
03/02/98  House: Read third time
03/02/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/98  House: Passed by for the day
03/03/98  House: Passed by for the day
03/04/98  House: Read third time
03/04/98  House: Amendments by Mr. Plum agreed to
03/04/98  House: Amendment by Mr. Marshall withdrawn
03/04/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/98  House: Passed House with amendments (92-Y 6-N)
03/04/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (92-Y 6-N)
03/06/98  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/06/98  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/98  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENTS R (40-Y 0-N)
03/18/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB156ER)
03/24/98  Senate: Enrolled
03/25/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/26/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/16/98  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/98  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/22/98  Senate: Senate rejected Gov's recommendation (6-Y 33-N)
04/22/98  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. R (6-Y 33-N)
04/22/98  Senate: Communicated to Governor
05/23/98  Governor: Vetoed by Governor