SB 1339

Senate (SB) 1339: public records; unduly burdensome requests

Sponsor: Senator Shooter

Overview: SB 1339 makes it a defense to any action on denial of access to public records that the request for access is unduly burdensome or harassing.

League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports the bill as it provides municipalities with an additional defense to particular public records requests.

Summary: SB 1139 makes it a defense to any action on denial of access to public records that the request for access is unduly burdensome or harassing. The bill describes an unduly burdensome request as being unmanageable or lacking reasonable particularity.

Updates

04/01/15: House COW approved with amendment, and floor amendment. NOTE short title change.

03/31/15: retained on House COW calendar

03/30/15: retained on House COW calendar

03/26/15: from House rules okay.

03/25/15: from House approp with amendments

03/25/15: House approp amended

03/23/15: withdrawn from House gov-higher ed and referred to approp

03/17/15: withdrawn from House county-muni and referred to gov-higher ed

03/12/15: referred to House county-muni

02/23/15: passed Senate 18-11; ready for House

02/19/15: Senate COW approved with amendment and floor amendment.

02/17/15: from Senate rules okay.

02/12/15: The bill passed the Senate Government Committee by a vote of 6-1.