OLR Bill Analysis

SB 762

AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF INFORMATION FROM STATE AGENCY INTERNET WEB SITES.

SUMMARY:

This bill explicitly permits any state agency, in its commissioner's discretion, to remove press releases and other information from its website if they are no longer necessary to conduct agency business.

State agencies already possess this authority. According to a schedule established by the public records administrator, the retention period for website content is until (1) superseded or (2) no longer needed for the conduct of agency business, whichever is later (State Agencies' Records Retention/Disposition Schedules: S1: Administrative Records, (S1-500)).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(04/05/2013)