With Utah very much on our minds, we’ve neglected to bring you up to speed on Maryland’s nasty little bill. HB 37 actually started as a nice bill, set to improve access — until the legislature got ahold of it. It’s been downhill ever since, and today the bill:
– creates whole news classes of exempted information
– opens the door for agencies to charge virtually whatever they deem appropriate for electronic records
– all agencies to continue outsourcing public databases for for-profit contractors
– and much, much more.