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    UPDATE 2 FEB 08:


    I attended the House General Laws FOIA sub. last Thursday and they passed the bill by till next Thursday (7 FEB) - Del. Iaquinto chairs this sub, and seemed to take the issue of SSN privacy seriously as did the other members.

    Interestingly, Del. Terry Suit, the new Chair of Gen. Laws Com. sits and votes on every subcommittee!

    Action Item #1.1: Email Delegate Suit

    Draft message:

    TO: delTSuit@house.state.va.us

    CC: delMSickles@house.state.va.us

    SUBJECT: Please support HB 1088, SSN privacy for hunters, fishers, and boaters!

    Dear Delegate Suit:

    Please support Delegate Sickles HB 1088 to close the SSN privacy loophole in DGIF records that endangers privacy and security of all citizens!

    Given that Article XI, § 4 of the Virginia Constitution explicitly secures the right to hunt & fish, it is unacceptable that the SSN privacy of hunters, fishers, and boaters must be compromised just because they choose to partake in their state constitutional rights.

    Please let me know what you are going to do to make sure that HB 1088 is endorsed by your committee.

    Sincerely,


    YOUR NAME
    YOUR ADDRESS

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    Action Item #2.1: If Terry Suit is your Delegate, please call her at (804) 698-1081 and tell her you want her to make sure HB 1088 passes out of her committee.

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    If you live, work, go to school in Virginia, or might EVER hunt, fish, or boat in Virginia, please act on this urgent action item[/b] to convince the Virginia House of Delegates FIOIA subcommittee to stop government publication of Social Security Numbers from the Virginia hunter/fisher/boater database!

    This is urgent[/b] - the House FOIA subcommittee meets to consider Delegate Sickles’ HB 1088 on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. The bill can be found at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+sum+HB1088.

    Non-residents, we need you on this one![/b] If you have no Virginia address, then either don’t put any address or tell the subcommittee that you will not hunt, fish, or boat in Virginia until this SSN loophole is closed!

    Action Item #1: Email the FOIA Subcommittee:

    Draft message:

    TO: delSIaquinto@house.state.va.us, delTGilbert@House.state.va.us, delCJones@house.state.va.us,delGOder@house.state.va.us, delBPhillips@house.state.va.us, delRTyler@house.state.va.us

    CC: delMSickles@house.state.va.us

    SUBJECT: Please support HB 1088, SSN privacy for hunters, fishers, and boaters!

    Dear House FOIA Subcommittee:

    Please support Delegate Sickles HB 1088 to close the SSN privacy loophole in DGIF records that endangers privacy and security of all citizens!

    Given that Article XI, § 4 of the Virginia Constitution explicitly secures the right to hunt & fish, it is unacceptable that the SSN privacy of hunters, fishers, and boaters must be compromised just because they choose to partake in their state constitutional rights.

    Please let me know what you are going to do to make sure that HB 1088 is endorsed by your subcommittee.

    Sincerely,


    YOUR NAME
    YOUR ADDRESS

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    Action Item #2: Call your Delegate if he/she is on the House FOIA Subcommittee:

    If YOUR[/b] Delegate (check http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform to confirm your delegate), or any Delegate representing any part of your locality[/b] is on the House FOIA Subcommittee, I need you to make a phone call[/b] and politely but clearly state that you want her/him to pass the measure out of subcommittee and that you want to know how they intend to vote. Make sure you ask to “speak to the Delegate or the legislative assistant” when you call:

    Delegate Salvatore R. Iaquinto (R – Virginia Beach): (804) 698-1084

    Delegate Todd Gilbert (R - Counties of Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham (part), and Shenandoah): (804) 698-1015

    Delegate Chris Jones (R - Cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk):(804) 698-1076

    Delegate Glenn Oder (R - City of Newport News): (804) 698-1094

    Delegate Clarence Philips (D - Counties of Dickenson, Russell, and Wise; City of Norton): (804) 698-1002

    Delegate Roslyn Tyler (D - Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Southampton, and Sussex; Cities of Emporia and Franklin): (804) 698-1075







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    Done.
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    Mike wrote: Delegate Phillip's name is mispelled in his email address. It's DelBPhillips@house.state.va.us (2 Ls)
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    rlh2005 wrote:
    Delegate Phillip's name is mispelled in his email address. It's DelBPhillips@house.state.va.us (2 Ls)
    Thanks, fixed above now.

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    Here is a 3d Action Item - supports Del. Sickles FULL BLOAN FOIA exemption for ALL records:

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    TO: delSIaquinto@house.state.va.us, delTGilbert@House.state.va.us, delCJones@house.state.va.us, delGOder@house.state.va.us, delBPhillips@house.state.va.us, delRTyler@house.state.va.us


    CC: delmsickles@house.state.va.us

    SUBJECT: Please support HB 1102, protecting privacy of SSNs held in state/local records!

    Dear House FOIA Subcommittee:

    Please support Delegate Sickles' HB 1102 to allow state and local agencies to secure social security numbers entrusted to them by the citizens of the Commonwealth.


    Right now the Virginia Freedom of Information Act lacks this vital privacy protection, even though the FOIAs of the federal and many state governments have long protected social security number privacy.

    It is utterly shocking that Virginia law requires social security numbers to be published on demand by anyone who wants to see them, even convicted felons and sex offenders.

    Please let me know what you are going to do to protect common sense privacy rights & make sure that HB1102 is endorsed by your subcommittee.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR NAME
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    These SSN privacy bills were passed by for the week by subcommittee.

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    OK, today the FOIA subcommittee failed to report these bills but they will be studied over the summer by the Freedom of Information Advisory Council and the Joint Committee on Technology and Science - yes folks, another study - but at least Subcommittee Chairman Iaquinto seemed interested in the issue.

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