Senator Yee Issues Statement on Public Records Legislation

June 19, 2013

SACRAMENTOSenator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), who voted against a previous budget trailer bill that would have weakened the California Public Records Act, released the following statement regarding the Legislature taking up a new version of the bill:

"I am pleased that both the Senate and the Assembly have plans to ensure the California Public Records Act is protected and that government is held accountable. I have fought to protect the public's right to know for the past decade in the Legislature and that is why I could never support weakening this necessary law. As the author of a previous constitutional amendment to ensure local government compliance with the CPRA, I support any effort to fully protect this statute."

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