HB109 ITL by HJC

HB109 was voted 12-5 to be inexpedient to legislate by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill exempts local building plans from public disclosure. The majority report on the bill from the committee was written by Rep. Kurt Wuelper:

This bill seeks to protect privacy rights, primarily to special security data in building plans, by removing them from the public’s right to know under the right-to-know law. The committee heard about citizens’ need to know about buildings plans to ensure fair application of tax assessments, public safety codes, occupancy permits, etc. That law already exempts “other files whose disclosure would constitute invasion of privacy,” and the committee believes that such detailed security data could be protected by that language or by redaction.

This bill now goes to the full House for a vote on the regular calendar on February 9, 2017.