Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/22/2022

Part II. General Administration

1VAC50-20-140. Regular meetings.

The commission shall fix the time and place for holding regular meetings, which shall be held at least once every two months. Changes in the schedule and location of the regular meetings may be made by the commission, but the changes shall be duly announced in the Virginia Register of Regulations published by the Virginia Code Commission and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 2.3, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-142. Special meetings.

Special meetings of the commission may be called by any member on such occasions as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the duties of the commission. Except in instances where a special meeting is scheduled at a regular meeting, the chair shall cause to be mailed - including by electronic means - to all members, at least five days in advance of a special meeting, a written notice specifying the time, place, and purpose of the special meeting. Notice of special meetings shall be announced appropriately on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall and on a calendar maintained by the Commonwealth.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-150. Minutes of meetings and hearings.

Minutes shall be recorded for each public meeting held by the commission. The minutes shall include a brief summary of comments on major issues under consideration and concise and specific statements of all action taken by the commission. The minutes shall be provided to each commission member for reading and editing prior to approval at a subsequent commission meeting. There need be no actual reading of the minutes at the meeting, but a vote shall be taken for the formal approval of the minutes as written or amended. Copies of the minutes of public meetings shall be made available to any interested party at a price sufficient to cover the expense incurred or on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall and the commission's Internet webpage.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 2.4, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-160. Executive sessions or meetings.

The commission, its panels, or its members and staff may hold and conduct executive sessions or meetings as may be necessary for mediation and negotiations, for deliberations, or for other appropriate purposes.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 2.5, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-170. Confidentiality of proceedings and submissions.

All testimony, statements, exhibits, documents, or other evidence submitted to the commission by the parties in conjunction with its legally prescribed public meetings, presentations, or hearings shall be subject to disclosure by the commission under the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. All other materials, including the testimony, statements, exhibits, documents, or other evidence submitted to the commission pursuant to executive deliberations, negotiations, or mediation which the commission is authorized by law to conduct, shall be treated as confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure by the commission nor by the parties involved in executive proceedings except by agreement of the commission and all parties to the proceedings.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 2.6, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

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