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VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
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OMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

 

2011 Subcommittees

For 2011, Chairman Houck appointed two subcommittees to study current FOIA issues and legislation as detailed in items numbered 1 and 2 below.

1. Personnel Records Subcommittee

The Personnel Records Subcommittee will study SB 812 (Martin), concerning access to names and salary information for public employees and officials, referred to the FOIA Council by the 2011 Session of the General Assembly. The Subcommittee consists of Council members Ed Jones, Roger Wiley,1 and Frosty Landon.

Meetings Scheduled:
Monday, July 18, 2011 - upon adj. of FOIA Coucil, House Room C, General Assembly Building

Agenda
Summary

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 1:30 p.m., House Room C, General Assembly Building
Agenda
Summary

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 1:30p.m., Fredericksburg City Council Chambers, City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA. For the convenience of interested parties, the staff at the FOIA Council is working to provide an audio feed from the Subcommittee meeting into a meeting room in the General Assembly Building
Agenda
Summary

2. Criminal Investigative Records Subcommittee

The Criminal Investigative Records Subcommittee was first appointed in 2010 to study SB 711 (Edwards), which was referred to the Council by the 2010 Session of the General Assembly for study. The Subcommittee has been reappointed to study SB 1467 (Edwards), which was referred to the Council by the 2011 Session of the General Assembly for study. Both SB 1467 and SB 711 would limit the exemption for criminal investigative or prosecution records to those investigations or prosecutions that are ongoing. As a result, criminal investigative and prosecution records would be open to the public after the ongoing criminal investigation or prosecution has become final or has been otherwise terminated. The Subcommittee consists of Council members Craig Fifer (Chair), John Selph, Sandra Treadway, and James Schliessmann.

Meetings Scheduled:
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11 a.m., House Room C, General Assembly Building
Agenda
Virginia Press Association Draft
Comments from Philip Broadfoot, Danville, VA Chief of Police
Comments from Bernard Caton, Alexandria, VA
50 State Comparison from VCOG
Summary
Consensus Draft from Oct. 12th Stakeholders' Meeting

Stakeholders' Meetings:
NOTE: As stated in the meeting summary, on July 18, 2011, the Criminal Investigative Records Subcommittee directed staff to facilitate meetings between the Virginia Press Association, law enforcement representatives, and other interested parties. These gatherings are not meetings of the Subcommittee (Subcommittee members are not expected to attend). These gatherings are noticed here for the benefit of those interested persons who may wish to contribute to the discussion of the issues.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10 a.m., House Redistricting Room, Second Floor, General Assembly Building

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1 p.m., House Redistricting Room, Second Floor, General Assembly Building

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 9:30 a.m., House Redistricting Room, Second Floor, General Assembly Building

 

1Kathleen Dooley, who was appointed to replace Roger Wiley when his term expires on July 1, 2011, will serve on the subcommittee when Mr. Wiley's term ends.

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