SB272

SB 272:  CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

As approved October, 11, 2016, SB 272 adds to the California Public records Act the requirement that local agencies create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates.

Enterprise System
A software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that meets both of the following criteria:

  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public;
  • A system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.

An Enterprise System does not include any of the following:

  • Information Technology security systems, including firewalls and other cybersecurity systems.
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring and other physical control systems.
  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions.
  • Systems related to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services.
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure by Section 6254.19.
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges or analyzes.

Requirements:

  • Create a catalog of enterprise systems, containing:
  • Current system vendor
  • Current system product
  • System’s purpose
  • A description of categories or types of data
  • Department that is the prime custodian of the data
  • Frequency that system data is collected
  • Frequency that system data is updated
  • Make the catalog publicly available upon request
  • Post the catalog in a prominent location on the agency’s website

Enterprise System Catalog (Click Here)

If you would like to request public records, complete and submit the Request for Public Records form (Click Here).

Exception

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority is unable to post other Enterprise Systems due to their association with security and Protected Critical Infrastructure related to MARTA’s transit system.