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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7914]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 7. MISCELLANEOUS [6000 - 7599.2]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

CHAPTER 3.5. Inspection of Public Records [6250 - 6276.48]

  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1473. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [6250 - 6270.7]
  ( Article 1 heading added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 620, Sec. 1. )

  
6253.4.  

(a) Every agency may adopt regulations stating the procedures to be followed when making its records available in accordance with this section.

(b) The following state and local bodies shall establish written guidelines for accessibility of records. A copy of these guidelines shall be posted in a conspicuous public place at the offices of these bodies, and a copy of the guidelines shall be available upon request free of charge to any person requesting that body’s records:

(1) Department of Motor Vehicles

(2) Department of Consumer Affairs

(3) Transportation Agency

(4) Bureau of Real Estate

(5) Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

(6) Division of Juvenile Justice

(7) Department of Justice

(8) Department of Insurance

(9) Department of Business Oversight

(10) Department of Managed Health Care

(11) Secretary of State

(12) State Air Resources Board

(13) Department of Water Resources

(14) Department of Parks and Recreation

(15) San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

(16) State Board of Equalization

(17) State Department of Health Care Services

(18) Employment Development Department

(19) State Department of Public Health

(20) State Department of Social Services

(21) State Department of State Hospitals

(22) State Department of Developmental Services

(23) Public Employees’ Retirement System

(24) Teachers’ Retirement Board

(25) Department of Industrial Relations

(26) Department of General Services

(27) Department of Veterans Affairs

(28) Public Utilities Commission

(29) California Coastal Commission

(30) State Water Resources Control Board

(31) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

(32) All regional water quality control boards

(33) Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District

(34) Bay Area Air Pollution Control District

(35) Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

(36) Department of Toxic Substances Control

(37) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

(c) Guidelines and regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall be consistent with all other sections of this chapter and shall reflect the intention of the Legislature to make the records accessible to the public. The guidelines and regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall not operate to limit the hours public records are open for inspection as prescribed in Section 6253.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 92, Sec. 88. (SB 1289) Effective January 1, 2019.)