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.
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03/23/15: withdrawn from House gov-higher ed and referred to approp
03/17/15: withdrawn from House county-muni and referred to gov-higher ed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.