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Record law on public disclosure rewritten

 

February 28, 2018



In votes with veto-proof wide margins, state Legislators made themselves exempt from public records disclosure laws.

The legislation, SB 6617, was passed through both the Senate and House in a three-day sprint with no public hearing as an “emergency” measure following a January court ruling found the Legislature subject to state public disclosure laws.

The law takes effect immediately and exempts the state lawmakers from the Public Records Act retroactively, shielding from disclosure information on sexual assault incidents in the Legislature that a group of news organizations had soug...



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