AB 169

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 07, 2015
  • Passed Senate Aug 24, 2015
  • Signed by Governor Oct 10, 2015

Local government: public records: Internet.

Abstract

(1) The California Public Records Act requires a state or local agency, as defined, to make public records available for inspection, subject to certain exceptions. The act requires any agency that has any information that constitutes a public record not exempt from disclosure in an electronic format to make that public record available in an electronic format when requested by a person, and requires the agency to, among other things, make the information available in any electronic format in which the information is held. This bill, if a local agency, except a school district, maintains an Internet Resource, including, but not limited to an Internet Web site, Internet Web page, or Internet Web portal, which the local agency describes or titles as "open data," and the local agency voluntarily posts a public record on that Internet Resource, would require the local agency to post the public record in an open format that meets specified requirements, including, among others, that the format is able to be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, and searched by a commonly used Internet search application. (2) The California Constitution requires local agencies, for the purpose of ensuring public access to the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies, to comply with a statutory enactment that amends or enacts laws relating to public records or open meetings and contains findings demonstrating that the enactment furthers the constitutional requirements relating to this purpose. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect. (3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (8)

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Oct 10, 2015

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 737, Statutes of 2015.

Sep 09, 2015

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2015

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 2666.).

Aug 25, 2015

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 24, 2015

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2145.).

Jul 14, 2015

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 13, 2015

Senate

From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jul 01, 2015

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 18, 2015

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on JUD.

Jun 17, 2015

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

May 21, 2015

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 07, 2015

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 1346.)

Apr 30, 2015

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 29, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 29).

Apr 16, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 07, 2015

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Apr 06, 2015

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Mar 26, 2015

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Jan 23, 2015

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 22.

Jan 22, 2015

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB169 HTML
01/22/15 - Introduced PDF
03/26/15 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/06/15 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/18/15 - Amended Senate PDF
09/02/15 - Enrolled PDF
10/10/15 - Chaptered PDF

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