State Assembly Passes Bill – 71 to 1 to Penalize Local Officials Who Resist Public Records Act

Last week the Assembly overwhelmingly approved a measure that would impose fines on agencies that knowingly violate the California Public Records Act. AB 1479 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) would give courts the power to charge a government agency up … Continue reading

Bill to Strengthen Public Records Act and Impose Penalties for Violations Unanimously ApprovedĀ 

(Note: This article derived from information provided by the California News Publishers Association – CNPA) Despite opposition from the state’s secrecy lobby, legislation that would establish a penalty for agencies that violate the California Public Records Act, flew out of … Continue reading