California Public Records Act Amendment Challenged

In our prior posting regarding the California Public Records Act (CPRA), we noted that as a budget trailer bill to this year’s state budget bill, Assembly Bill 76 would make compliance with certain provisions of the CPRA optional for public agencies.

The latest reports this afternoon state that the state legislature is changing its action because of popular criticism opposing this weakening of the CPRA.

The Legislature will promote Senate Bill 71, which is also a budget trailer bill but does not contain the CPRA changes promoted in Assembly Bill 76.

It is now up to Gov. Jerry Brown to decide if he will sign Assembly Bill 76 or Senate Bill 71.


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