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HB 800 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; audio recording of closed meetings required.

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

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); audio recording of closed meetings required. Provides that a public body shall (i) make an audio recording of the entirety of every meeting that is closed to the public; (ii) use a means of recording that fully captures and can clearly reproduce all statements made during a closed meeting; and (iii) preserve the recording for a period of no less than two years. The bill provides that a recording made shall not be subject to the disclosure provisions of FOIA, but its production may be compelled, and the recording used as evidence, in a proceeding to enforce the provisions of FOIA.


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