In case you missed it, the Albuquerque Journal had a friendly editorial in Saturday’s paper in support of Sen. Fischmann’s (D-Mesilla Park) legislation, SB 52, that requires public records that exist in an electronic format be provided that way if the person requesting them agrees. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously and is in the House.
The editorial noted that we at the Rio Grande Foundation traveled to Deming to obtain public records that the district possessed in an electronic format. Rather than simply giving us the information in that format as we requested, we were forced to accept printouts and scan them back in to an electronic format. Fischmann’s legislation would change that and we applaud him for that. Hopefully the House supports the effort.