California State Legislature moves to strengthen open government

From Central Valley Business Times:

Violations of California’s local government transparency statute known as the Brown Act could be curtailed under legislation approved Wednesday by the state Senate.
Gov. Jerry Brown will have until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the measure.
On a party line 24-14 vote, the Senate approved SB 1003 to add language to the current Brown Act to codify injunctive and declaratory relief for past violations, which will mirror the Bagley-Keene Act – the open government statute for state agencies.