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SB 278 - Governor Records Disclosed - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Governor Records Disclosed

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (28-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Governor Records Disclosed

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that revises public record laws.

Highlights:
-Mandates that a record limited to pre-decisional advice to the governor concerning budgeting in the custody of any agency or department headed by an unclassified gubernatorial appointee, shall be privileged for 6 months from the date the record is first prepared (Sec. 1). -Revises the exemption clause of the original bill to provide that the laws relative to public records shall not apply to inter-office communications between the governor and his internal staff, the governor's security and schedule, or the schedule and security of the governor's spouse and children (Sec. 1). -Allows authorized persons to examine and/or copy any records pertaining to any money or financial transaction controlled or handled by the governor (Sec. 1). -Requires state police to keep a travel log identifying the date and location of all travel by the governor in state police helicopter. Entries into the log shall be made within seven days after the date of travel (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (62-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Governor Records Disclosed

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the governor or a gubernatorial appointee to make specified documents public.

Highlights:
-Mandates the disclosure of pre-decisional advice and recommendations to the governor concerning budgeting that are in the custody of any agency or department headed by an unclassified gubernatorial appointee (Sec. 1). -Grants aforementioned documents privileged status for six months after the prepared date (Sec. 1). -Does not require the governor to reveal documents relating to the deliberative process of the governor or intra-office communications of the governor and his internal staff (Sec. 1). -Requires the state police to keep a public travel log of the governor's location and date of all travel in a state police helicopter. Entries are to be made within 7 days of the governor's travel (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Governor Records Disclosed

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