Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
On January 19, the Senate Education and Health Committee unanimously reported out (approved) SB 309 on marriage, divorce records http://tinyurl.com/79jfq8x original URL:
(http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+SB309+pdf) and SB 310 on death records http://tinyurl.com/7f5wu6l original URL (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+SB310+pdf ) by Senator Blevins reducing the "closed" periods for marriage and death records from the current 50 years to 25 years. The companion legislation HB 272 http://tinyurl.com/7p2n88b original
URL:(http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB272+pdf) also passed out of committee.
The other chamber will start to consider bills in mid-February.
Further information will be posted when available.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee