2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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JLARC Study of VEDP (language only)

Item 33 #1h

Item 33 #1h

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Page 21, after line 20, insert:

"J.1. To assist JLARC in conducting its study of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (VEDP) pursuant to House Joint Resolution 7 of the 2016 General Assembly, JLARC shall have the legal authority to access the facilities, employees, information and records, including the information and records provided by private entities, of VEDP and its contractors for the purpose of conducting this study. JLARC shall also have access to the public and executive session meetings and records of the board of directors of VEDP.   Access shall include the right to attend such meetings for the purpose of conducting this study.

2. Records provided by VEDP and its contractors to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission in connection with its study of VEDP, where the records would not be subject to disclosure by VEDP, shall be excluded from the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.). VEDP shall identify the specific portion of the records to be protected and the applicable provision of the Freedom of Information Act or other provision of law that excludes the record or portions thereof from mandatory disclosure."


(This amendment provides JLARC authority to review FOIA exempt documents at the VEDP and ensures that the Commission has access to the data needed to effectively undertake the study authorized pursuant House Joint Resolution 7, 2016 Session of the General Assembly.)