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Senate Bill 0294


Senate Bill 0294

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Public records and public meetings. Provides that an officer or management level employee of a public agency who knowingly or intentionally violates the open door law by: (1) taking final action outside a regular meeting or special meeting; (2) participating in a secret ballot during a meeting; (3) discussing in an executive session subjects that are not eligible for an executive session; or (4) participating in at least one meeting of a series of meetings prohibited by law; commits a Class C infraction and is personally liable for the judgment and costs. Provides that an officer or management level employee of a public agency who intentionally denies a request for a public record that the officer or management level employee knows or reasonably should know is subject to disclosure under the open records act commits a Class C infraction and is personally liable for the judgment and costs. Provides that an officer or management level employee of a public agency who intentionally charges an excessive copying fee commits a Class C infraction and is personally liable for the judgment and costs. Prohibits a public agency from charging a fee for a public record transmitted by electronic mail except for a: (1) fee charged for reprogramming a computer system if the reprogramming is required to separate disclosable information from nondisclosable information; (2) certification or search fee set by statute or ordered by a court; or (3) fee charged for providing an electronic map.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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