CS/HB 273: Public Records
GENERAL BILL by Government Operations Subcommittee ; Beshears ; Kerner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Van Zant ; Wood
Public Records; Requires public agency contract for services to include statement providing contact information of public agency's custodian of public records; prescribes form of statement; revises required provisions in public agency contract for services regarding contractor's compliance with public records laws; requires public records request relating to records for public agency's contract for services to be made directly to public agency; requires contractor to provide requested records to public agency or allow inspection or copying of requested records; specifies circumstances under which court must assess & award reasonable costs of enforcement against contractor; specifies sufficient notice; provides that contractor who takes certain actions is not liable for reasonable costs of enforcement.
Last Action: 3/9/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-20
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 27
• On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 12/02/15, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 166
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Original reference(s) removed: Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to State Affairs Committee -HJ 156
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 156
• Introduced -HJ 27
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 143
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 01/21/16, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
• Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 1 -HJ 251
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 251
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/26/16
• Read 2nd time -HJ 278
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 297
• CS passed; YEAS 110 NAYS 7 -HJ 297
• Immediately certified -HJ 302
• In Messages
• Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy -SJ 259
• Received -SJ 259
• Withdrawn from Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy -SJ 269
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 269
• Substituted for CS/SB 390 -SJ 269
• Read 2nd time -SJ 269
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 283
• CS passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 1 -SJ 283
• Ordered enrolled -HJ 428
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 640
• Approved by Governor -HJ 928
• Chapter No. 2016-20
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