Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FOIA Council meeting May 4 - agenda and materials

Dear FOIA Council Members and Interested Parties:

This message is to remind you that the FOIA Council will meet at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in House Room C of the General Assembly Building (GAB), 201 N. 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  The agenda for this meeting is attached.  

Please note that the Council plans to consider and act on several drafts that have been recommended by the Records and Meetings Subcommittees as part of the three-year FOIA study directed by House Joint Resolution No. 96 (2014).  Those drafts are posted on the Council website Meeting Schedule page at  As decided previously, after the conclusion of the study this year, the Council intends to recommend omnibus legislation to the 2017 Session of the General Assembly.  Individual recommendations for amendments to FOIA will be incorporated into the final omnibus legislation.  Due to the large number of drafts, we ask that you please read them and prepare any comments or suggestions in advance.

Additionally, the Meetings Subcommittee will meet at 1:30 PM the same day in the Speaker's Conference Room, Sixth Floor, GAB.  The agenda for that meeting is also attached.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or Maria J.K. Everett, Executive Director.

Maria J.K. Everett, Executive Director and Senior Attorney
Alan Gernhardt, Staff Attorney
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

201 North 9th Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 225-3056 or 1-866-448-4100 (toll free)

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