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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Public records. Provides that a certificate of franchise authority is a public record. Requires records generated or received by a private contractor that receives public funds to conduct a study or prepare a report for a state or local government agency to be available for public inspection and copying. Allows a public agency (including a toll road authority and the department of transportation) to withhold records relating to the discussions and negotiations from public inspection and copying until after discussions and negotiations have ended. Provides that records relating to discussions or negotiations between a public agency and a nongovernmental entity to provide services that are provided directly by the employees of a state agency may be withheld from disclosure while discussions and negotiations are in progress, but must be disclosed after negotiations have been completed.