AB 76 makes key provisions of the California Public Records Act optional for local governments. Among the provisions that would be optional under the new law are the requirements local agencies respond to public records requests within 10 days and provide requestor’s with electronic versions of public records. These provisions are critical to labor associations who need prompt responses to public records requests, especially during contract negotiations. The Assembly and Senate passed the bill, which contains other provisions related to the budget. It is currently on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.