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2021 House Bill 4391: Expand open records law to legislators and governor’s office
Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave R-Iron Mountain on March 2, 2021
To define the records that would be exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests to the state legislature, and establish appeals procedures for denials of records or excessive fees. Communications with constituents would not be subject to disclosure, along with records containing personal, financial, health, internet use and other information; preliminary and advisory communications within or between legislative bodies other than purely factual matters; records of ongoing legislative investigations and more. The bill would also exempt from disclosure records held by the Republican and Democratic caucuses. Other bills in the package comprised of House Bills 4383 to 4292 establish rules for appeals of record request denials and fees.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on March 2, 2021
Reported in the House on March 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on March 23, 2021
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on March 23, 2021