Jay Obernolte


By Staff reports
Posted Apr. 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM
Updated Apr 29, 2015 at 9:06 PM

SACRAMENTO — Two bills dealing with government transparency authored by 33rd District Assemblyman Jay Obernolte cleared committees Wednesday, setting the stage for them to move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, his office said.

AB 410 would require state agencies to post to their website any report they’re legally mandated to submit to a legislature committee.

“The people of California deserve a Legislature that conducts its business transparently,” Obernolte said in a statement. “Posting these reports online is a step in the right direction for modernizing state government and increasing access to public information.”

Meanwhile, AB 809 would require that the ballot statement for any local tax ordinance include the amount of money to be raised annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied, according to Obernolte’s office.

“This material should be clearly stated to voters,” Obernolte said.

The bill has received support from both the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers Association.