2021 House Bill 4386

Expand open records law to governor’s office

Introduced in the House

March 2, 2021

Introduced by Reps. Abraham Aiyash (D-4) and Abraham Aiyash (D-4)

To repeal the exemption in the state Freedom of Information Act for records held by the governor and lieutenant governor’s offices and staff, subject to a broad range of exceptions. These include records related to gubernatorial appointments; sanctions on judges; pardons, reprieves and commutations; executive budget preparations; deficit-related spending cuts; the annual state-of-the-state address; records subject to executive privilege; communications with constituents; and information related to security, employee personal information and more.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight

March 11, 2021

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

March 18, 2021

Passed in the House 109 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

March 23, 2021

Referred to the Committee on Oversight