Senate Bill 272

Senate Bill 272 (SB 272), approved on October 11, 2015, requires local agencies to create and annually update a Catalog of Enterprise Systems and publicly make the Catalog available upon request of the designated office. The Catalog must also be accessible on the agency’s website, if the agency has one. An Enterprise System is defined as a system that contains information collected about the public and also serves as an original source of data.

The catalog will contain the following: 

  • Current system vendor;
  • Current system product; 
  • A brief statement of the system’s purpose; 
  • A general description of categories or types of data; 
  • The department that serves as the system’s primary custodian; 
  • How frequently system data is collected; and 
  • How frequently system data is updated.

Enterprise systems do not include cybersecurity systems, infrastructure and mechanical control systems, or information that would reveal vulnerabilities to, or otherwise increase the potential for an attack on, a public agency's IT system. Additionally, section 6270.5 does not automatically require disclosure of the specific records that the IT systems collect, store, exchange or analyze, however, the Act's other provisions pertaining to disclosure of such records still apply.

If the public interest served by not disclosing the information described clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure, the local agency may instead provide a system name, brief title or identifier of the system.

For the full text of the bill, click here

View City of Wasco’s 2022 Senate Bill 272 Enterprise System Data (PDF), pursuant to California Government Code Section 6270.5.