AB 2206 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D- Los Angeles), as introduced, would have authorized counties to establish programs that require the names of public safety officials including judges, prosecutors and others to be redacted from any property record disclosed to the public was amended to restrict access to the online version of property records. Within a few days of the amendment, the bill's author decided to hold the bill.
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), the author of Legislation sponsored by AOL/Patch that would threaten the system of printed public notices in newspapers has pulled the bill, AB 642, from the Assembly Judiciary Committee's hearing schedule.
CNPA learned late last week that a bill that would eliminate the requirement to publish public notices of bulk sales in a newspaper of general circulation, which was set for a vote on the Assembly floor as early as today, will be amended by the author for another purpose.
Legislation that would eliminate the requirement to publish public notices of bulk sales as well as the statutory scheme that protects creditors was passed by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday on a 7-0 vote.
Legislation that would eliminate the requirement to publish specific public notices as well as the entire statutory scheme that protects creditors when a business is sold will be heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday June 19.
Unanimously rejecting the idea that the public has any interest in keeping property records in California transparent, the Assembly last week approved AB 2299 by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), that would allow law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, public defenders and correctional officers to keep their names a secret.