ASNE and APME wrote to the Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assembly Member about AB 700.
Today, ASNE and APME wrote to the Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assembly Member about AB 700.
"AB 700 would set a dangerous precedent, both in terms of access to information generally and in terms of access to information relating to research at postsecondary educational institutions. California is viewed as a leading light on issues of transparency. AB 700 would undercut that reputation. It is also a leader in the percentage of research conducted at its postsecondary educational institutions and the money invested in that research. Other states have considered similar exemptions to their public records laws, but these remain the exception not the rule. AB 700 would kickstart a dangerous national trend towards secrecy surrounding scientific and other research at a time when oversight, fact-finding and the truth are needed more than ever."
To see the full letter, click here.