Virginia Freedom of Information Act; minutes of closed meetings required, audio recordings.



House: Left in General Laws

Date Updated

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

VPA Position


Provides that a public body shall (i) take closed meeting minutes, (ii) also make an audio recording of the entirety of every meeting that is closed to the public, and (iii) use a means of recording that fully captures and can clearly reproduce all statements made during a closed meeting. The bill provides that the minutes or recordings made shall not be subject to the disclosure provisions of FOIA.

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