To Whom Applicable: Public Bodies

Attorney General's Opinion 1982-83 #719

Mere presence of three members of a county board of supervisors on a private board of trustees does not convert a the board of trustees into a public body that needs to follow FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1982-83 #726

A volunteer fire department is subject to FOIA if it is funded wholly or principally by public funds. Records regarding the suspension of a fire chief are confidential as part of the chief's personnel file.

Attorney General's Opinion 1982-83 #712

Virginia Equaly Employment Opportunity Committee may not meet as a body with employees regarding a specific complaint in executive session.

Attorney General's Opinion 1981-82 #060

Circuit court is a public agency under FOIA. Absent a court order, circuit court clerk cannot deny access to divorce files.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #388

Except for certain meetings, FOIA does not apply to the Commission on Local Government. However, Commission records in local governments' possession are public records subject to FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #316A

Citizens committee created by mayor that receives no public funds and reports only to the mayor, not to the city council, is not subject to FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #311

records of the position, job classification, salary or rate of pay and expense reimbursements paid to officials and employees of the University of Virginia are subject to required disclosure.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #482

Honor committee, funded and maintained by a state university board of visitors is public body subject to FOIA. Honor council trials are not open meetings becayse they involve student discipline.


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