HB 520 Freedom of Information Act; exemptions for local or regional military organizations.
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Summary as introduced:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); exemptions for the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, and local military organizations.  Adds a FOIA exemption for records of the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, or a local or regional military affairs organization appointed by a local governing body, to the extent such records (i) contain information relating to strategies under consideration or development by the Council, the Authority or such local or regional organization to prevent the closure or realignment of federal military installations located in Virginia, to limit the adverse economic effect of such realignment or closure, or to seek additional tenant activity growth from the Department of Defense or (ii) disclose trade secrets provided to the Council, the Authority, or such local or regional organization in connection with their work. The bill also adds a closed meeting exemption for discussion of such topics by the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, or such local or regional organization.

Full text:
01/07/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088326744  pdf
03/06/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB520ER)  pdf
04/14/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)  pdf

Status:
01/07/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088326744
01/07/08  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/08  House: Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/22/08  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/23/08  House: Read first time
01/24/08  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/25/08  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/08  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/08  House: Communicated to Senate
01/28/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/08  Senate: Assigned GL&T sub: Subcommittee #1 (FOIA)
02/27/08  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N)
02/29/08  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/03/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/08  Senate: Read third time
03/04/08  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/08  House: Enrolled
03/06/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB520ER)
03/06/08  House: Signed by Speaker
03/09/08  Senate: Signed by President
03/27/08  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/08)
04/14/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)