Enterprise System Catalog

Senate Bill 272

Senate Bill 272 (Hertzberg) of 2015 took effect on July 1, 2016. As signed into law, SB 272 requires special districts and other local agencies to create a catalog of their enterprise systems, make it publicly available at their office and online. View the full text of the bill here.

An enterprise system is defined in this law as a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses. The software application must also fall under both of the following categories:

  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public;
  • A system of record, which means a system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.

An Enterprise System does not include any of the following:

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