HB 2211 FOIA; critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Freedom of Information Act; critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments. Expands the current record exemption for engineering and architectural drawings to protect the safety of any public building or its occupants, by clarifying that records relating to critical infrastructure or structural components, security equipment and systems, ventilation systems, fire protection equipment, mandatory building emergency equipment or systems, elevators, electrical systems, telecommunications equipment and systems, and other utility equipment and systems, as well as vulnerability assessments are exempt. The bill applies to all buildings, whether public or private. The bill requires certain procedures to be followed to protect such records. The bill also provides that nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit the disclosure of records relating to the structural or environmental soundness of any building, nor shall it prevent the disclosure of information relating to any building in connection with an inquiry into the performance of that building after it has been subjected to fire, explosion, natural disaster or other catastrophic event. The bill also contains a corollary open meeting exemption for the discussion of such records in a closed meeting. The bill consolidates two related exemptions and contains other technical amendments.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030858211  pdf | impact statement
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030953796-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/03/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2211ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030858211
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/03  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
01/30/03  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (22-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030953796-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030953796-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030953796-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/03  Senate: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
02/12/03  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (37-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: Read third time
02/17/03  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (37-Y 0-N)
03/03/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2211ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/19/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 704 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)