Our Opinion: Public records and technologyby Tucson Citizen on Apr. 27, 2009, under Opinion
A bill in the Legislature would make it easier for state agencies to provide public records – and would make the process more environmentally friendly too.
SB 1305 would require public bodies that keep records electronically to provide them on CD-ROM or another electronic format upon request.
The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, a Chandler Republican.
It would make the process faster and cheaper with information that is easier to search. And it it makes printing a stack of documents unnecessary.
Public records law must keep up with evolving technology. This bill would help accomplish that.