2011-2012 session

SB 1003 ( Yee )

Local government: open meetings: cease and desist letters.

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Status:
Chaptered Sept. 28, 2012
Chaptered  
Location:
Secretary of State
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Location: Governor Governor
Sept. 28, 2012
Approved by the Governor.
 Version: Chaptered
Aug. 27, 2012
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 24, 2012
Aug. 23, 2012
 Version: Enrolled
Aug. 22, 2012
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 24
Noes: 14
Abstain: 2
Aug. 22, 2012
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 24. Noes 14. Page 4688.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Aug. 21, 2012
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Aug. 20, 2012
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 62
Noes: 12
Abstain: 6
Aug. 20, 2012
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 62. Noes 12. Page 6010.) Ordered to the Senate.
Aug. 15, 2012
Aug. 13, 2012
Ordered to third reading.
 Version: Amended Assembly
June 29, 2012
June 28, 2012
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
June 27, 2012
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 27).
 Vote: Asm Local Government
Ayes: 9
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
June 26, 2012
June 19, 2012
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
 Version: Amended Assembly
June 11, 2012
Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
May 31, 2012
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 23
Noes: 12
Abstain: 5
May 31, 2012
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 3735.) Ordered to the Assembly.
May 30, 2012
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 22. Noes 11.) Ordered to the Assembly.
May 14, 2012
May 10, 2012
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
May 9, 2012
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 3. Page 3457.) (May 9).
 Vote: Sen Governance and Finance
Ayes: 6
Noes: 3
Abstain: 0
May 7, 2012
May 3, 2012
Set for hearing May 9.
 Version: Amended Senate
May 2, 2012
Hearing postponed by committee.
April 26, 2012
April 20, 2012
Set for hearing May 2.
April 18, 2012
Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
April 12, 2012
April 11, 2012
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
 Version: Amended Senate
March 22, 2012
Set for hearing April 18.
March 19, 2012
Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
March 15, 2012
March 6, 2012
Set for hearing March 21.
Feb. 16, 2012
Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
Feb. 7, 2012
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 8.
Feb. 6, 2012
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 4 (of 4):

Open-meetings law based on local lawsuit
Visalia Times-Delta, Oct. 3, 2012
... s and improves the existing Brown Act law and is a win-win for the public and local government. Had SB 1003 been in place when a lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations was filed against Tulare County, expensive, time-consuming litigation could have been avoided at a time when so man ...

Jim Houck: The wild ride of a one-word amendment
Visalia Times-Delta, June 4, 2012
... this explanation:"I'm a firm believer in government transparency and sunshine laws. My concern with SB1003 is that instead of benefiting the public, it would invite more lawsuits aimed at cities and local agencies at a time when, financially, many of them would be unable to defend ...

Tulare County denied lawsuit costs; judge rules newspaper's challenge was not frivolous
Visalia Times-Delta, April 13, 2012
... challenging whether local government boards or councils were violating open-meetings laws.The bill, SB1003 by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would overcome a ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeal in the suit that restricted challenges to present actions of local agencies. ...

Senate bill could ease open meetings challenges
Visalia Times-Delta, Feb. 16, 2012
... challenging whether local government boards or councils were violating open meetings laws.The bill, SB 1003 by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would overcome a ruling by the 5th District State Court of Appeal that restricted challenges to present actions of local agencies.It woul ...

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