The treasurer may provide remote access, including access through the Internet, to all nonconfidential public records maintained by his office, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by applicable law. Any system of remote access created or maintained pursuant to this section shall include security measures that preclude remote access users from (i) obtaining any data that is required to be maintained as confidential pursuant to § 58.1-3, the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.), the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.), or other applicable law, and (ii) modifying or destroying any record or data in any manner.Any treasurer who provides such electronic access pursuant to this section may charge a fee. Such fee may be assessed based upon: (i) a subscription not to exceed $ 100 per month, or (ii) a cost per page, not to exceed $ 1 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page. If charged, the fee shall be charged each user, paid to the treasurer’s office, and deposited by the treasurer into a special nonreverting local fund to be used to cover the operational expenses of such electronic access.
1998, c. 235; 2004, c. 223.