SECTION 1. The last paragraph of section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause (3) and by inserting in place thereof the following two clauses:-
(3) published records of public court or administrative proceedings, and of public judicial administrative or legislative proceedings; and (4) decisions of the parole board as provided in section one hundred and thirty of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven.
SECTION 2. Section 130 of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence, the following four sentences:- The record of the decision of the board shall contain a summary statement of the case indicating the reasons for said decision. Said record of decision shall become a public record and shall be available to the public except for such portion thereof which contains information upon which said decision was made which said information the board determines is actually necessary to keep confidential to protect the security of a criminal or civil investigation, to protect anyone from physical harm or to protect the source of any information; provided, however, that it was obtained under a promise of confidentiality. All such confidential information shall be segregated from the record of decision and shall not be available to the public. Said confidential information may remain secret only as long as publication may defeat the lawful purposes of this section for confidentiality hereunder, but no longer.