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SB 445: Library Records (2011)


Senate Bill 445 changes terminology in existing law to protect an individual’s privacy when using online library resources, such as text messages, online chat, e-books and e-mail.  The idea was submitted by a Cupertino resident as part of Senator Simitian’s annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest.

After this bill passed the Legislature Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature.

For more information, you can read the SB 445 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 445 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 445

12/27/2011 - Simitian Bills Become Law on January 1

07/23/2011 - Library privacy protected with new legislation

07/12/2011 - Library Privacy Protections Signed Into Law By Governor

07/06/2011 - Library Privacy Protections Go To Governor For Approval

03/03/2011 - Simitian Announces 'Oughta Be a Law' Winners