CFOIC: Colorado Senate passes digital open-records bill, adds exemption for ‘critical infrastructure’

The Colorado Senate endorsed a heavily amended version of the open-records modernization bill Tuesday evening, adding a broad exemption to bar the disclosure of records that “could endanger public safety or the operation of critical infrastructure.”

The new provision in SB 17-040, requested by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, would exclude such data from the definition of public records in the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).

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Idaho bill would exempt infrastructure records from disclosure

Records related to “critical infrastructure” would become exempt from disclosure under public records law if a bill that was introduced Friday passes.

“Anyone can walk into any government office and get whatever blueprints they want,” Will Hart, executive director of the Idaho Consumer Owned Utilities Association, told the House State Affairs Committee.

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