Catalog of Enterprise Resources

Senate Bill 272 (SB 272) requires local agencies to create catalogs of all enterprise systems that store information about the public and to post this catalog on their websites. This law applies to all California special districts, cities and counties, and compliance is required by July 1, 2016.

View the Catalog of Enterprise Resources (PDF).

Items Covered

SB 272 defines an enterprise system as a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses and meets the following:

  • Is the official system of record that serves as an original source of data within an agency
  • Multi-departmental system or system that contains information collected about the public

Excluded Items

Enterprise systems do not include systems that would reveal vulnerabilities to or otherwise increase the potential for an attack on a public agency's IT system. These include:

  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring and other physical control systems
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges or analyzes
  • Systems related to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure by Section 6254.19

Required Items

For each enterprise system included in the catalog list, agencies must disclose:

  • Current system product
  • Current system vendor
  • The department that serves as the system's primary custodian
  • How frequently system data is collected
  • How frequently system data is updated
  • The purpose of the system
  • What kind of data is stored in it

Full Text of Bill

For the full text of the bill, see SB-272 The California Public Records Act: Local Agencies: Inventory.