2021 House Bill 4392

Expand open records law to legislators and governor’s office

Introduced in the House

March 2, 2021

Introduced by Rep. Ann Bollin (R-42)

To establish specific exceptions to the proposal in House Bill 4386 to repeal the exemption of records in the possession of the governor and lieutenant governor’s offices and staff from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. These exceptions 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 cell phone numbers. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4383 to 4392.

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