public records act http://kvpr.org en Legislators Scramble to Undo Changes to Public Records Act http://kvpr.org/post/legislators-scramble-undo-changes-public-records-act <p>California Senate leaders say they’ll introduce a Constitutional Amendment to ensure compliance with the state’s Public Records Act. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the move comes after an unexpected public outcry against watering it down.</p><p>A provision attached to the budget bill made complying with certain parts of the state’s Public Records Act optional. The change enraged members of the media and lawmakers have been scrambling to undo the move since then.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:51:30 +0000 Katie Orr 17096 at http://kvpr.org Legislators Scramble to Undo Changes to Public Records Act California Budget Could Loosen State's Public Records Act http://kvpr.org/post/california-budget-could-loosen-states-public-records-act <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Local government agencies will no longer be required to follow key provisions of California’s Public Records Act in a bill that’s part of the budget state lawmakers approved over the weekend. &nbsp;As&nbsp;KPCC’s&nbsp;Julie Small reports, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to enact the change—which is less drastic than one he proposed.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:50:37 +0000 Julie Small - KPCC 16994 at http://kvpr.org California Budget Could Loosen State's Public Records Act New Law Would Limit California Public Records Act http://kvpr.org/post/new-law-would-limit-california-public-records-act <p>A new California law could make it more difficult to get public records from local governments. A “trailer bill” attached to this year’s state budget would make compliance with certain parts of the California Public Records Act optional.</p><p>Phillip Ung with the open government advocacy group Common Cause says Senate Bill 71 would enact drastic changes to the Act.</p><p>“SB 71 essentially makes participation in the California Public Records Act voluntary, based on what it is the city wants to do,” says Ung.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:50:00 +0000 Katie Orr 16748 at http://kvpr.org New Law Would Limit California Public Records Act