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Senate Bill 272
Approved on October 11, 2015, SB 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates

Enterprise System

A software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is both of the following:

  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public.
  • A system that services as an original source of data within an agency.

An Enterprise System does not include any of the following:

  • Information Technology security systems, including firewalls and other cybersecurity systems.
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring, and other physical control systems.
  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions.
  • Systems relate to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services.
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure pursuant to Section 6254.19.
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges, or analyzes.

Requirements

The catalog shall be made publicly available upon request.  The catalog shall be posted in a prominent location on the local agency’s Internet Web site.  The catalog shall disclose a list of the enterprise systems utilized by the agency and, for each system, shall also disclose all of the following:

  • Current system vendor.
  • Current system product.
  • A brief statement of the system’s purpose.
  • A general description of categories or types of data.
  • The department that serves as the system’s primary custodian.
  • How frequently system data is collected.
  • How frequently system data is updated.

Fern Valley Water District Catalog of Enterprise for SB 272