Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunshine Committee recommends sunset review for new records exemptions

The state Sunshine Committee this morning unanimously adopted a recommendation that any new exemptions from public disclosure undergo a sunset review. Here is the recommendation as adopted by the Committee: "The Committee makes the following recommendations for new legislation: 1. The Legislature incorporate all existing and further exemptions into the Public Records Act by express reference. 2. The Legislature limit all future exemptions to a term of five years and be that such exemptions be examined by JLARC (Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee), the Sunshine Committee, or other competent body, a year prior to their expiration on a case by case basis to determine if they merit reauthorization or should be eliminated or revised." The recommendation adopted was an amended version of this proposal first introduced on May 12 . . . READ MORE


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