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Legislature sends bill requiring agencies to retain emails to governor

Legislature sends bill requiring agencies to retain emails to governor

Legislation that would prohibit agencies from destroying emails for at least 2 years was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate and Assembly last week on votes of 32-4 and 63-11 respectively.

AB 1184, by Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) would require state and local agencies to retain every writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business transmitted by electronic mail for at least 2 years unless a longer retention period is required by statute or regulation.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has not indicated what action he intends to take on the bill.

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