SB 134 Freedom of Information Act; exemptions relating to terrorism.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Freedom of Information; exemptions relating to terrorism. Provides a record exemption from FOIA for (i) plans to prevent or respond to terrorist activity, to the extent such records set forth specific tactics, or specific security or emergency procedures, the disclosure of which would jeopardize the safety of governmental personnel or the general public, or the security of any governmental facility, building, structure, or information storage systems; and (ii) engineering and architectural drawings, operational, procedural, tactical planning or training manuals, or staff meeting minutes or other records, the disclosure of which would reveal surveillance techniques, personnel deployments, alarm or security systems or technologies, or operational and transportation plans or protocols, to the extent such disclosure would jeopardize the security of any governmental facility, building or structure or the safety of persons using such facility, building, structure, or information storage systems. The bill also expands the open meeting exemption to provide that a public body may convene a closed meeting for the discussion of plans to protect public safety as it relates to terrorist activity and briefings by staff members or legal counsel concerning actions taken to respond to such activity or a related threat to public safety. The bill also authorizes the custodian of public records to require a requester of records for his name and legal address. The bill contains a technical amendment.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 024126536  pdf
01/28/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 024126536-E  pdf
03/08/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB134ER)  pdf
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB134ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 024126536
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/02  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
01/23/02  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd (15-Y 0-N)
01/25/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/28/02  Senate: Read second time
01/28/02  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/28/02  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/28/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 024126536-E
01/29/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/04/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/04/02  House: Read first time
02/04/02  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/02  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
02/19/02  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
02/20/02  House: Read second time
02/21/02  House: Passed by for the day
02/22/02  House: Read third time
02/22/02  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB134ER)
03/09/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/09/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB134ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 830 (effective 4/17/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)