June 29, 2012
This week, the League removed its opposition to SB 1003 (Yee) after the sponsors, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Californian’s Aware, agreed to put necessary protections into the bill for cities.
June 28, 2012
Yesterday, SB 1002 (Yee), which would amend the Public Records Act (PRA) to require agencies to provide public records in open format standard, was passed out of the Assembly Local Government Committee with a 5-3 vote. The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where the cost of the measure on state and local agencies will be assessed.
June 22, 2012
The League is opposed to SB 1002 unless amended because it would impose new duties and costs on public agencies at a time when they can ill afford them, under the guise of promoting greater government transparency. The bill is sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the San Francisco Tech Democrats.