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SB-345 Law enforcement agencies: public records.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Bradford (S)
Law enforcement agencies: public records.
An act to add Title 4.7 (commencing with Section 13650) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/03/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/14/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/14/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/20/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/14/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 14. Page 2887.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 345 without my signature.

This bill requires law enforcement agencies, including certain state agencies, to post on their websites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, education and training materials that would otherwise be available if a request was made under the California Public Records Act.

This bill is too broad in scope and vaguely drafted. I appreciate the author's desire for additional transparency of police practices and local law enforcement procedures, but I believe this goal can be accomplished with a more targeted and precise approach.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.