Open Records, Lobbying Bills Pass Calif. Senate Committees

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT) -- Two California Senate committees approved three bills Tuesday aiming to force greater transparency throughout the  government, from barring former California Public Utilities Commission members from lobbying the commission for two years after leaving their position to requiring state agencies to post searchable electronic documents online.

All three bills were introduced by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo. The first, SB1000, was passed in a 7-4 vote and looks to ensure that all accident reports filed with or generated by the commission are released to the public....
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