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2016 House Bill 5477: Extend open records law to legislature
Introduced by Rep. Ed McBroom (R) on March 16, 2016
To repeal a Freedom of Information Act provision establishing that a document that is not exempt from disclosure does not become exempt if an agency or department transfers it to the governor’s executive office. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 5469 to 5478 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 Oversight and Ethics Committee on March 16, 2016
Reported in the House on May 19, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on October 18, 2016
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on October 18, 2016