Legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) to reorganize the California Public Records Act in an effort to make it more “user friendly” without making any substantive changes.

The bill, AB 2138, would recodify and reorganize the act, striking it from California Government Code Sections 6250-6276.48 and replacing it with Government Code Sections 7920-7930.215.

The California Law Revision Commission, a legal think tank, was tasked with drafting the CPRA recodification project by a resolution authored by Assemblyman Chau in 2016.

If passed and signed into law, the bill would become effective January 1, 2022.