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2017 House Bill 4154: Expand open records law to legislature
Introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on February 2, 2017 To establish procedures for appealing the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request, or the fees demanded to fulfill it, by the House or Senate open records law coordinator. Appeals would go not to the courts but to an existing Legislative Council appointed by legislature itself, and in cases of improper denial this body would be limited to recommending the House or Senate discipline the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4148 to 4157 that would extend the state’s open records law to the legislature, subject to a range of exceptions and exemptions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on February 2, 2017
Reported in the House on March 14, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on March 16, 2017.
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(same description)
To establish procedures for appealing the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request, or the fees demanded to fulfill it, by the House or Senate open records law coordinator. Appeals would go not to the courts but to an existing Legislative Council appointed by legislature itself, and in cases of improper denial this body would be limited to recommending the House or Senate discipline the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4148 to 4157 that would extend the state’s open records law to the legislature, subject to a range of exceptions and exemptions.
Received in the Senate on March 21, 2017
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on March 21, 2017

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