HB 39. End of GFL confidentiality?

Discussion in 'Previous Bills' started by Wiley, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    As GFL records are not governed by Federal statute or regulation would this all disclosure of GFL holder information under the open records act?

    http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/versions/hb39_LC_34_0899_a_2.htm

    To amend Code Section 50-18-72 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to exceptions and exemptions to requirements for disclosure of public records, so as to clarify an exception; to provide that public disclosure shall not be required for records that are specifically required by federal statute or regulation to be kept confidential; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    No. This has nothing to do with firearms licenses or records. It is a clarification to an exemption. Previously one exception to disclosure of records was that the federal government required such records to be kept confidential. Well, how? The statute did not say. This bill would clarify the law to say that records made confidential under federal "statute or regulation" are exempt from disclosure.

    Note that the probate judge rules of interpretation of bills do not apply. The fact that the rest of the exemptions are not listed in the bill means that they are not being modified. It does not mean, as the probate courts would have you believe, that the unmentioned portions of the statute are being repealed.

    (You think the probate courts would get a clue after HB 1032 passed and the statute still has the unmentioned provisions in it, unmodified, but they have no clue)
     

  3. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    That's a relief. Just my own 'havoc1' moment.

    Thanks.