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Senate Bill 0328


Senate Bill 0328

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Penalty for open door or public records violation. Provides that a person may bring an action for the imposition of a civil penalty against an individual who, as a member of a governing body, participates in a meeting that the individual knows violates the open door law. Provides that a person may bring an action for the imposition of a civil penalty against an individual who knowingly violates the public records law. Provides that a court may impose a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 against an individual for a violation of the open door law or public records law. Provides that any civil penalties must be deposited in the state general fund. Provides that a court may award attorney's fees to: (1) a prevailing plaintiff; or (2) a defendant who proves the action was frivolous and vexatious.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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