HB1395 was voted 5-0 as ought to pass with amendment by the Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee. This bill allows portable document format files for long term records. The amendment changes this phrase:
stored in portable document format on a medium from which it is readily accessible
to this phrase:
stored in portable document format/archival (PDF/A) on a medium from which it is readily retrievable
The report on the bill from the committee was written by Sen. Regina Birdsell:
This bill will permit certain municipal electronic records to be transferred to portable document files and allow the municipal offices to move to a more contemporary and efficient procedure. The committee amended the bill to clarify the language and to identify the most appropriate technological format.
This bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote on the consent calendar on May 12, 2016.