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SB 1103 FOIA; closed meeting violations, civil penalty.

Introduced by: Scott A. Surovell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); closed meeting violations; civil penalty. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, if the court finds that a member of a public body voted to certify a closed meeting and at the time of such certification such certification constituted a departure from the requirements of FOIA, the court shall impose on all members voting to certify in their individual capacity, whether or not a writ of mandamus or injunctive relief is awarded, a civil penalty of $500 each, which amount shall be paid into the State Literary Fund.


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