Code of VirginiaTitle 30. General AssemblyChapter 13. General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act4/30/2017 § 30-113.1. Records.If a complaint is dismissed during the preliminary investigation, such records shall remain confidential and be retained for a period of five years and then destroyed. Records related to a complaint that has proceeded to an inquiry beyond a preliminary investigation shall be made available to the public and retained in a manner prescribed by the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.).2010, c. 876.