2021 House Bill 4391

Expand open records law to legislators and governor’s office

Introduced in the House

March 2, 2021

Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave (R-108)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight

March 11, 2021

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then 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