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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Senate Courts Kills CHP Privacy Bill

WAVY TV has this article on yesterday's Senate Courts defeat of Delegate Mark Cole's bill that would have prohibited circuit courts from releasing information related to concealed handgun permit holders. Currently, anyone can go to an individual circuit court and request information on permit holders. The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star publishes the names of permit holders in the area when permits are granted.

Several years ago, the Roanoke Times posted on its web site a list of all of Virginia's permit holders, which led to an opinion request of the Attorney General. Then Attorney General Bob McDonnell responded that the list maintained by the State Police was not public information. However, anyone who still wants to go to the effort of obtaining the information from individual courts can still do so.

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