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1998 SESSION


CHAPTER 235
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 31 of Title 58.1 a section numbered 58.1-3122.2 and by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 31 of Title 58.1 a section numbered 58.1-3172.1, relating to online public access to nonconfidential public records maintained by commissioners of the revenue and treasurers.
[H 790]
Approved April 2, 1998

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 31 of Title 58.1 a section numbered 58.1-3122.2 and by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 31 of Title 58.1 a section numbered 58.1-3172.1 as follows:

58.1-3122.2. Remote access to nonconfidential public records maintained by commissioner.

The commissioner of the revenue may provide remote access, including access through the global information system known as the Internet, to all nonconfidential public records maintained by his office, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by applicable law. Any system of remote access created or maintained pursuant to this section shall include security measures that preclude remote access users from (i) obtaining any data that is required to be maintained as confidential pursuant to 58.1-3, the Privacy Protection Act of 1976 ( 2.1-377 et seq.), the Virginia Public Records Act ( 42.1-76 et seq.), or other applicable law and (ii) modifying or destroying any record or data in any manner.

58.1-3172.1. Remote access to nonconfidential public records maintained by treasurer.

The treasurer may provide remote access, including access through the global information system known as the Internet, to all nonconfidential public records maintained by his office, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by applicable law. Any system of remote access created or maintained pursuant to this section shall include security measures that preclude remote access users from (i) obtaining any data that is required to be maintained as confidential pursuant to 58.1-3, the Privacy Protection Act of 1976 ( 2.1-377 et seq.), the Virginia Public Records Act ( 42.1-76 et seq.), or other applicable law and (ii) modifying or destroying any record or data in any manner.