T. Brooke Miller

T. Brooke Miller

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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New Law Requires Public Report on Action and Vote of Each Member in Open Sessions - Changes to Brown Act Effective January 1, 2014

California Senate Bill 751, recently signed into law, will require all legislative bodies to publicly report any action taken in any meeting, and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present. The bill is...more

11/26/2013 - Legislative Process Ralph M. Brown Act Reporting Requirements

New California Law Authorizes FPPC to Provide Advice or Opinions, Investigate and Enforce Violations of Government Code Section...

AB 1090 Will Take Effect January 1, 2014 - AB 1090, signed by Governor Brown this week, authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate or initiate an administrative or civil action (including...more

10/11/2013 - Fair Political Practices Commission Public Contracts Public Employees Public Officials

Constitutional Amendment Proposes to Exempt Public Records Act and Brown Act Mandates from Reimbursement

Amendment Subject to a Vote of the People in June 2014 - In accordance with the procedures for amendment of the California Constitution, two-thirds of each house of the State Legislature has approved Senate...more

9/17/2013 - Exemptions Proposed Amendments Public Records Ralph M. Brown Act Reimbursements

Governor Signs Budget Trailer Bill Without Language Suspending Parts of the Public Records Act - State-Mandated Activities Remain...

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed Assembly Bill 76 and signed Senate Bill 71. As introduced, both bills contained language that would have suspended certain provisions of the California Public Records Act. However, SB 71 was...more

7/2/2013 - Jerry Brown Proposed Legislation Public Records Public Records Act Reimbursements

Ethics Training: Are You Getting What You Need?

BB&K Attorney Brooke Miller Explains Why Training is So Important and What Is At Stake - Reading news accounts of violations of the California’s ethics laws, one might wonder “How could a public official or government...more

3/27/2013 - Ethics Public Employees Public Officials Training

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