A Virginia Public Procurement Act exemption letter.

David Metheny filed this request with the Virginia Senate of Virginia.
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From: David Metheny

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A Virginia Public Procurement Act exemption letter written by Senator McDougle, in his capacity as Rules Committee Chair, that exempts the Virginia Senate from the VPPA in its recent purchase of outside legal counsel for redistricting litigation.
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-public-procurement-act/ (>>>§ 2.2-4343. Exemption from operation of chapter for certain transactions. >>>8. The purchase of goods and services by agencies of the legislative branch that may be specifically exempted therefrom by the Chairman of the Committee on Rules of either the House of Delegates or the Senate. Nor shall the contract review provisions of § 2.2-2011 apply to such procurements. The exemption shall be in writing and kept on file with the agency's disbursement records.)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


David Metheny

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Virginia Senate

We have checked our records and have no request from this account in 2016.
All FOIA requests should be sent to the Clerk of the Senate at

You have requested a copy of an exemption letter written by Senator
McDougle in his capacity as Rules Committee Chair in the recent retention
of legal counsel for redistricting litigation There is no letter of
exemption signed by Senator McDougle.

Susan Clarke Schaar
Clerk of the Senate
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218


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