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HB 308 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; use of government email accounts required.

Introduced by: Rick L. Morris | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Freedom of Information Act; use of government email accounts required. Requires that any person elected, reelected, appointed or reappointed to any public body not excepted from FOIA must use only official government-provided email accounts to conduct public business. The bill also provides that public officers, appointees, and employees shall use only official government-provided email accounts to conduct public business. However, if a public officer, appointee, or employee inadvertently uses a nongovernment email account to conduct public business, then the email and email address shall be forwarded to the appropriate official for retention as designated by the public body. The bill contains a technical amendment.


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