SB 959 Telecommunication and cable television; release of information (2005)
Patron – William C. Wampler, Jr.
Telecommunication and cable television service by localities; release of information.Exempts from the mandatory disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act any public record of a local government that contains confidential proprietary information or trade secrets pertaining to its provision of telecommunication services and cable television service. Public bodies may discuss such records in closed meetings.
HB 2386 Conveyance of easements; eliminates public hearing requirement for localities. (2005)
Patron – William K. Barlow
Conveyance of easements. Eliminates the public hearing requirement for localities that convey certain site development easements across public property.
HB 2404 FoIA; exempts certain local wireless service authorities (2005)
Patron - Clarence E. Phillips
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exemptions; local wireless service authorities. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure requirements of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) confidential proprietary records and trade secrets developed by or for a local authority created in accordance with the Virginia Wireless Service Authorities Act (§ 15.2-5431.1 et seq.) that provides qualifying communications services as authorized by Article 5.1 (§ 56-484.7:1 et seq.) of Chapter 15 of Title 56 where disclosure of such information would be harmful to the competitive position of the authority. The bill also grants an open meeting exemption for discussions of such records by a local wireless service authority. The bill contains technical amendments.