Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Public Records Bills Pass

HB 474 passed this morning 114-3 to provide some much-needed clarification to laws concerning the public's access to public records. It gives the public access to incident and investigative reports and puts teeth to the law.

HB 993 passed yesterday by a margin of 120-0. This requires the Attorney General's office to disclose more information about its contracts with outside counsel.

It appears quite fashionable this year to support sunshine legislation. If these laws are enforced, it should allow for the public to have real conversations about the workings of their government.

1 comment:

John Leek said...

Looks good.

Who were the 3 who voted against?