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HB 2143 FOIA; training approved by Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council, online courses offered.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); training provided by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Requires the Freedom of Information Advisory Council to maintain on its website a listing of all FOIA officers, including name, contact information, and the name of the public body such FOIA officers serve. The bill requires the name and contact information of FOIA officers trained by legal counsel of a public body to be submitted to the Council by July 1 of each year on a form developed by the Council for that purpose and to be updated in a timely manner in the event of any changes to such information. The bill also provides that training through an online course offered by the Council shall satisfy the annual training requirement for FOIA officers.