Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on May 8, 2014 To repeal the requirement that local governments publish certain legal notices in local newspapers, and instead require them to post these on their own website. The change would be phased in over a 10 year period. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on May 8, 2014
Reported in the House on November 13, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 62 to 47 in the House on December 4, 2014 To repeal the requirement that local governments publish certain legal notices in local newspapers, and instead require them to phase-in new "electronic dissemination and archival protocols" over a 10 year period, including rules for posting these on a government or agency's own website. For the first five years voters could decide if they prefer newspaper publication. Governments would have to compile permanent public notice lists enabling regular or electronic mailings to those desiring notice of legal matters.
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 9, 2014