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SB 7006 — OGSR/Campus Emergency Response

by Education Committee

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

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill postpones the scheduled repeal of the public record exemption and public meeting exemption for a campus emergency response held by a public postsecondary educational institution, a state or local law enforcement agency, a county or municipal emergency management agency, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Department of Education, the Board of Governors of the State University System, or the Division of Emergency Management, which will repeal on October 2, 2022, if this bill does not become law. The bill postpones the scheduled repeal to October 2, 2024.

The bill narrows the exemptions to provide that identification of staff involved in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities is exempt instead of staffing information generally. It also narrows the exemption to provide that the individual identification of students, faculty and staff applies to those persons affected or at-risk before, during, or after an emergency, and that the exemption for the transfer of records applies to the same group of individuals.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 35-3; House 109-0