SB 615 would all but abolish California citizens’ rights to public documents

It would require members of the public to bear the cost of forcing the government to comply with its own transparency law

By Robert Fellner, Voice of San Diego | Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) wants to make it harder for you to find out how the government is spending your money.

For the past half-century, California state law has declared that the right to access information concerning government conduct is a “fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.”

In 2004, this right was elevated to the state Constitution after receiving the support of more than 83 percent of voters.

Hueso’s SB 615 would all but abolish that right.

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[See also: Hueso, City Attorney Pushing Law to Make Enforcement of Public Records Act Far More Difficult]

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