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for the sole
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by members of minimizing disruption
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proceedings. press representatives shall not
employ additional lighting of any kind. Recording equipment used by accredited press representatives on the
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the lighting is not disruptive, but meetings shall be recorded without additional lighting when
Article IV, Section 7(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the proceedings of each house and the
possible.
July 5, 2017
committees
provided thatthereof shall be open
the Legislature may and adopt public. The right
reasonable rules to pursuant
attend open and public(5)
to paragraph proceedings
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The Honorable Kevin de Len
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are subject to court challenge.
4. Rules
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(2) Legislature
opportunity shallto implement this subdivision
record legislative meetings byinconcurrent
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and Assembly adopted by rollcall
Chambers shallvote entered in
be provided tothe
Dear Senator de Len,
journal, two-thirds
members
The Constitution of the public
requires of the
that other membership
Legislature than implement of eachpress
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representatives
restrictions on per on orinby statute,
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This is a formal letter of opposition to SCR-38 (de Len).
purpose
held of thedevice,
recording closed session shall be provided
unless permission otherwise to the
haspublic. If there is
been granted. a conflictdevices
Recording between a concurrent
shall not extend beyond
resolution
the
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aggrieved and statute,
railing.
party thehave
shall last standing
adopted to or challenge
enacted shall saidprevail.
rules in an action for declaratory and injunctive relief,
The terms of SCR-38 would violate the California Constitution as amended by Proposition 54, and it is requested that the
and the Legislature shall have the burden of demonstrating that the rule is reasonable. California Constitution,
relevant portions of SCR-38 be changed.
WhetherArticle a device IV, in the Assembly
Section 7(c). or Senate galleries is hand-held or is supported by a tripod, or whether a device is
light2.enough
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be heldnot forhours
any memberin one ofhands the public.
or is not, is hardly something that disrupts the proceedings below. A
There are four large issues with the current SCR-38 language.
restriction
Were to hand-held
the Legislature devices
to adopt only not
a rule does restrict
for the solethepurpose
quality ofofthe video a person
minimizing disruption mightof wish to make, including
the proceeding an their
The proposed
ability
aggrieved to faithfully
party rules speak
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go to court of ensuring
what is
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with an ofisthe public
appropriate
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that this
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permission
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otherwise he opportunity
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(1), shows
or may their
that
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real purpose
granted exemptions right
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do
1. The California Constitution forbids the power to make policies or rules that restrict the exercise of a persons
broadcast
with
circum thosedisruption
minimizing
ance mee
as iningthe.proposed
of the proceeding,
rule (g) (2), because
or that ifare thearguably
mere presencenot forand theoperation
sole purpose of aofdevice will disrupt
minimizing a
disruption
right to record meetings from being devolved by the Legislature onto individuals or committees.
meeting,
of it would do an
the proceedings, so aggrieved
no matter party who is itsgo
can operator.
to court and ask the court to clarify what effect those policies or
The actual language
exemptions might have, of the or relevant
to clarifysection
that theofrules the California
are not toConstitution does not, however,
be used for inadmissible purposes. referThat to ishe public
the actionorfor
The proposed SCR- 38 language:
member
This is a clear
declara oryof the
bid
relief.public.
that people
Both Thefavored
types Constitution
of suits bycanthestates
be that ``The
Legislature
brought shall
in proceedings
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advance anyof each house
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of equipment
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than
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well who are not;
after.
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outside many added],
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a noun: theshould
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(g) (1) The Senate Committee on Rules and the Assembly Committee on Rules each may adopt policies to further
a class
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implement of anto be knownon
unconstitutional
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of minimizing
implement the foregoing rules for legislative meetings in the respective houses. The Joint Rules Committee may
does not. Indeed,
disruption the Constitutional
of its proceedings, and whose language
applicationis not is that
notthe right to record and broadcast meetings belongs to ``the
ambiguous.
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hearing grants
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meetings shallmeetings explicitly
be provided tobelongs
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other than whom the Legislature
accredited might chooseinnot
press representatives thetopublic
consider to its
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hearing room.of the
is unconstitutional. The Legislature cannot delegate to the committee the right to make policies that further implement
public Members
including members of the public of the
other Legislature
than accredited themselves, pressmembers
representatives of the shallpressnot notrecord
deemed on accredi
the dais or edinbythethewitness
the rules because the Con i u ion require ha re ric ion on he exerci e of a per on righ o record be codified in
Legislature, and soarea
testimony on: of the hearing room.
rule adop ed by concurren re olu ion or a u e and (1) a policy i no a rule; and (2) uch a policy would no have
been adopted by a concurrent resolution or a statute.
A meeting The is not righ o a end
disrupted if aopen
witness andlayspublic proceeding
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on thehe tablerighbefore
of any person
them, to record
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the
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does not change or o herwi fromedisruptive
ran mi to hem; California
benign depending on who
In the proposed SCR-38 rule:
Constitution,
stands behind it. Article IV, Section 7c (1)
Dr. Charles T. Munger, Jr. The Honorable Sam Blakeslee
(g) (2) The Senate Committee on Rules and the Assembly Committee on Rules, or persons designated as
Consequently,
It is important,when too, thatthe according
proposed to rules
thestate:
Rules an accredi ed member of the press does not receive his accreditation
representatives of those committees, may grant exemptions from the foregoing rules in specific instances in the
from his or her newspaper, broadcast channel, or news program; it is granted by a specific organization whose status is
respective houses as circumstances warrant.
(b) (1)of
at the control In the
theLegislature
Senate anditself. Assembly Just Chambers,
because a reporter the opportunity
is from the to record
New York on the Floor
Times doe of nthemean
Chambers shall be
the reporter
providedbyonly
will be deemed theto press representatives
Legislature capable of managing accredited pursuant
a camera to Joint
without Rule 32. proceedings as well as someone
disrupting
accredi ed. In fact, this proposed rule just gives the Legislature the authority to allow certain members of the press
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