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SB 1620: Public Records/Court Records


Public Records/Court Records; Exempting from public records requirements a respondent’s name in certain documents at trial and on appeal; expanding the exemption from public records requirements for certain petitions, court orders, and related records regarding persons with potential mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders to include certain examinations and applications; expanding exceptions authorizing the release or use of such applications, petitions, orders, records, and identifying information to include certain persons and entities; revising the date for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/9/2020 Senate • Filed
1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 159
1/22/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 159
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary