Friday, March 23, 2012

Indiana Adds Fines to Records Access Laws

This past week, Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law a bill which would give a judge the power to issue a fine for government agencies found to have violated the state's public access laws regarding records and open meetings (see this article for more information about the bill).

Before the judge can even decide whether or not to issue a fine, the state's Public Access Counselor must first issue an advisory opinion about the alleged infraction. An article in Indiana Economic Digest explains the problems facing the Indiana Public Access Counselor.

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