HB 2211 FOIA; critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments.
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Summary as passed:
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.


Summary as passed House:
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, to clarify that such 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. 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 2 related exemptions and contains other technical amendments.


Summary as introduced:
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, to clarify that such 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. The bill applies to all buildings, whether public or private. The bill also contains a corollary open meeting exemption for the discussion of such records in a closed meeting. The bill consolidates 2 related exemptions and contains other technical amendments.