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SB 7002 — OGSR/Audit Report and Certain Records/Local Government

by Community Affairs Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

The Open Government Sunset Review Act requires the Legislature to review each public record and each public meeting exemption 5 years after enactment. If the Legislature does not reenact the exemption, it automatically repeals on October 2 of the 5th year after enactment. Current law provides a public record exemption for audit or investigative reports prepared for or on behalf of a unit of local government. The exemption also applies to audit workpapers and notes and information received, produced, or derived from an investigation. The exemption expires when the audit or investigation is final or the investigation is no longer active.

The bill reenacts the public record exemption, which will repeal on October 2, 2016, if this bill does not become law.

The bill does not appear to have a fiscal impact on state or local governments.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 111-3