2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Conference Report)

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Authorize Release of Information for Public Safety Memorial (language only)

Item 486 #3c

Item 486 #3c

Independent Agencies
Virginia Retirement System


Page 511, after line 42, insert:

"H. Annually by February 1st, the Virginia Retirement System shall submit to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security the names of individuals who were determined to be deceased persons, as defined in § 9.1-400 of the Code of Virginia, in the previous calendar year. The name of any individual whose claim has been filed, but not yet approved, may be submitted in a subsequent year by the Virginia Retirement System once the claim is approved. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security shall be authorized to share the list as necessary for the purposes of the names being inscribed on the Virginia Public Safety Memorial and honored at the Annual Memorial Service. As provided in § 9.1-408 of the Code of the Virginia, the list otherwise shall be deemed confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and shall not be released in whole or in part.”


(This amendment authorizes the VRS to release confidential information to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the purposes of honoring deceased public safety personnel.)