Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); training by third parties.



House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2143ER)

Date Updated

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

VPA Position


Provides that the Freedom of Information Advisory Council (the Council) may approve third-party instructors to conduct training seminars and educational programs for the members and staff of public bodies and other interested persons on the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, pursuant to a course curriculum and course materials developed and approved by the Council. The bill provides that such training by third-party instructors approved by the Council shall satisfy the annual training requirement for FOIA officers. The bill requires such third-party instructors, as well as the course curriculum and course materials, to be evaluated for approval by the Council annually.

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