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2021 House Bill 4778: Ban state use of deleteable message apps that violate open records law

Public Act 114 of 2021

Introduced by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on May 4, 2021
To prohibit state agencies from using any app, software, or other electronic device technology that allows messages to be deleted, and would thereby violate their duty to maintain a public record as required by the state Freedom of Information Act and other laws.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on May 4, 2021
Reported in the House on June 9, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 24, 2021
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on June 24, 2021
Reported in the Senate on October 20, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on November 2, 2021
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on November 22, 2021

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