Introduced by Rep. Andrea Schroeder (R) on January 9, 2019 To make the legislature subject to open records law disclosure requirements, subject to a broad range of exceptions and exemptions proposed by this and other bills. The state Freedom of Information Act does not apply to the legislature or governor's office, due to separation of powers issues, so the legislative packages establishes a separate appeals and costs regime for the legislature that is under the control of the legislature. This bill would also prescribe the timetables and deadlines that would apply to document requests submitted to the legislature, and for appeals of requests that are denied. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4007 to 4016 that would extend open records law requirement to the governor's office in addition to the legislature. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on January 9, 2019
Reported in the House on March 12, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.