Legislative Bulletin

Legislation attacking public notices assigned to committee

Posted on 3/16/2017
Bills sponsored by the state controller and the Self-Storage Association that threaten the system of printed public notices in newspapers have been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee and are scheduled to be heard by the committee this Tuesd

Court overturns Public Records Act law on free speech grounds

Posted on 3/5/2017
In a 38-page opinion, a federal court judge in Fresno ruled against a state law, long opposed by CNPA, that permits a public official to demand a publisher remove personal information it has posted online.

Legislature contemplates eliminating some confidential settlements

Posted on 3/5/2017
Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, has introduced legislation that would make it unlawful, and an ethical violation by attorneys, to enter secret settlement agreements related to public dangers.

Legislature has little appetite for law enforcement reform

Posted on 2/26/2017
CNPA, along with the ACLU and others, hoped to make a second go at reforming California’s clamped confidentiality laws with respect to police officer personnel records. Unfortunately, the Legislature was not ultimately committed to tackling this toug

Public notices under attack

Posted on 2/26/2017
Among the 2,495 bills introduced in the Senate and Assembly before last Friday’s deadline are four bills that would eliminate public notice advertising for the self-storage industry, the state controller, the Golden Gate bridge district and county tr

Reverse-CPRA bill introduced with several court cases pending

Posted on 2/26/2017
SB 657 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), has been introduced in an attempt to address the problem of reverse-CPRA actions, where a third party implicated in a public records request seeks to restrain an agency from disclosing information t

Bill threatening public notices to be introduced next week

Posted on 2/11/2017
Public notices required to be published under the Revenue and Taxation Code in a newspaper of general circulation are under siege.

Last call for Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 2/11/2017
Support CNPA’s efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legisla

Call for examples of CPRA delays

Posted on 1/28/2017
CNPA needs compelling evidence from members.

Governmental Affairs Day program needs you

Posted on 1/28/2017
Support CNPA’s Government Affairs’ efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with