Public notice bill fails

House Bill 95, which would have stripped public notices from newspapers and shifted them to local government websites, died in subcommittee this morning. The bill, filed by Del. Chris Head, R-Roanoke, was opposed by the Virginia Press Association and SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter as a matter of the public’s right to know.

The bill failed 6-3, said SPJ Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fletcher, who spoke against the bill.

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