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AB-884 Legislature: legislative information: public use.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 9026.5 of the Government Code is repealed.

9026.5.
 Televised or other audiovisual recordings of public proceedings.
(a) Televised or other audiovisual recordings of the public proceedings of each house of the Legislature and the committees thereof may be used for any legitimate purpose and without the imposition of any fee due to the State or any public agency or public corporation thereof.
(b) The Legislature’s costs of complying with paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 7 and of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article IV of the California Constitution shall be included as part of the total aggregate expenditures allowed under Section 7.5 of Article IV of the California Constitution.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10248.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

10248.5.
 Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 10248, the information that the Legislative Counsel makes available to the public pursuant to Section 10248 is within the public domain and the State of California retains no copyright or other proprietary interest in that information.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
Because of the importance of ensuring, without unnecessary and undue delay, public access to and use of Assembly-generated television signals and legislative information that the Legislative Counsel makes available in electronic form, it is necessary that this bill take effect immediately.