Enterprise System Catalog

Senate Bill 272 - California Public Records Act

Approved by California Governor Jerry Brown on October 11, 2015, Senate Bill 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring state and most local government agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016, with annual updates.

Enterprise System

An Enterprise System, as defined by Senate Bill 272, is a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyses information an agency uses that is both of the following:
  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public
  • A system that serves as a 'system of record' or an original source of data within an agency


1. Create a catalog of enterprise systems containing
      • Current system vendor
      • Current system product
      • System's purpose
      • Description of categories or types of data
      • Department that is the prime custodian of the data
      • Frequency that system data is collected
      • Frequency that system data is updated
2. To make the catalog publicly available upon request
3. Post the catalog in a prominent location on the agency's website