Friday, August 27, 2010

Private Investigator News: UC objects to California open records legislation

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to determine whether to sign off on a bill this week that would bring UC and CSU foundations under the authority of public record requests, though UC officials say the bill could end up costing the cash-strapped university millions of dollars in anonymous donations.

The bill, authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, was unanimously approved by the state Assembly last week and narrowly cleared the state Senate Thursday morning. If approved, the bill would expand the definition of a state agency to include state university auxiliaries, bringing them under the California Public Records Act (CPRA).

UC officials are opposing the bill, saying expanded access to records could mean a loss of anonymous donors at a time when the university is growing more reliant on donor funds. University foundations provided over $500 million to the UC in the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to a UC officials.

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