[USA] Correction--the California Bill That Amends the Public Records Act is AB 76 That Goes to Governor Brown #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday I submitted a post to this listserve about CA AB 71 --however we
learned today that as both the Senate and Assembly passed identical bills it
was Assembly Bill 76 that was enrolled ( was sent to Governor Brown for
signature) not the Senate version. It is with apologies for submitting the
information we were given that turned out to be erroneous. AB 76 contains
the same provisions that I wrote about previously under SB 71.

The bill may be read at: http://tinyurl.com/l88b97w
Original url:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_76_bill_2013061
4_enrolled.pdf


The bill amends the California Public Records Act to make complying with
requests for records voluntary on the part of the local government agency.
The bill without any public hearings or input passed both houses of the
legislature over the weekend. You might find of interest this article from
the San Francisco Chronicle which gives some background to the bill-to save
the state money and not have to pay the local agency for producing the
records: See: http://tinyurl.com/n2vwouz
Original url:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bill-would-let-Calif-cities-decide-on-ope
n-records-4605711.php

To find out what you may do about this bill you need to go to the IAJGS
Records Access Alert and look at the archives

You must be a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen affiliation You will receive an email response that
you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.
If you want full details of the postings please go to the Records Access
Alert and access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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