05RS HB77

HB77

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HB 77/LM (BR 426) - D. Graham

     AN ACT relating to the dissemination of public information.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 15 to require the Attorney General to distribute Open Meetings and Open Records information to local government officials, superintendents of public school districts, and presidents of public universities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 171 to require the Department for Libraries and Archives to assist the Attorney General; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require local government officials to further distribute the information; create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to require superintendents of public school districts to further distribute the information; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require presidents of public universities to further distribute the information.

HB 77 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill except include postsecondary educational institutions governed by KRS 164.001(12) or (16) among those entities which shall receive notification from the Attorney General on changes to open meetings and open records laws; require the presidents of those institutions to notify the Attorney General regarding who should receive the information.

     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill except amend KRS 61.878 to include public or private records having historic, literary, artistic, or commemorative value accepted by the archivist of a public university, museum, or government depository from a donor or depositor other than a public agency among the exemptions from open records laws; require that the exemption shall apply to the extend that nondisclosure is requested in writing by the donor of the records but shall not apply to records the disclosure or publication of which is mandated by another statute or by federal laws; amend KRS 313.130, 319.082, 327.070, and 342.347 to conform.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to State Government (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2005
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-received in Senate
     Feb 16-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2005
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 1-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Wednesday, March 2, 2005
     Mar 2-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 88-0
     Mar 3-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 45)


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