HB 729 Freedom of Information Act; definition of "public body", etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Freedom of Information Act; definition of “public body”; application to constitutional officers. Provides that for the purposes of those provisions of FOIA applicable to access to public records, constitutional officers shall be considered public bodies and, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, shall have the same obligations to disclose public records as other custodians of public records. The bill also eliminates the term “public official” from FOIA. The bill also expand a current record exemption for criminal records to include case files or reports and witness statements. The bill contains technical amendments.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 027844996  pdf
01/31/02  House: Printed as engrossed 027844996-E  pdf
03/08/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB729ER)  pdf
04/03/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 027844996
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/28/02  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
01/29/02  House: Reported from General Laws with amds (21-Y 1-N)
01/30/02  House: Read first time
01/31/02  House: Read second time
01/31/02  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/02  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/31/02  House: Printed as engrossed 027844996-E
02/01/02  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/04/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/02  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
02/20/02  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/02  Senate: Read third time
02/25/02  Senate: Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/25/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB729ER)
03/09/02  House: Enrolled
03/09/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/12/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/01/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 393 (effective 7/1/02)
04/03/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)