Arizona transparency legislation

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Here you will find a collection of transparency legislation in Arizona.


After two years of development, in January 2011 the state of Arizona finally launched Arizona Open Books


See also: Arizona Public Records Law
  • "Authored by Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, R-Chandler, Senate Bill 1305 would require public bodies that keep public records electronically to provide them upon request on CD-ROM or in another format."[1]
  • The Board of Supervisors in Maricopa County in January 2009 passed a resolution that says that when county employees and officials want public documents that are in the custody of the county, the employees/officials are required to go through an internal process rather than using the state's sunshine law to ask for records. This action was taken in response to multiple requests in the last few months from the Maricopa County sheriff and attorney offices for documents relating to:
  • A planned criminal court-tower project.
  • Communication between county officials and public-relations and consulting firms.
  • The Board of Supervisor's decision to hire former County Attorney Rick Romley as a consultant.[2]

Open records advocates in the state have protested the new county-wide law.


  • Arizona Senate Bill 1235 (2008) requires the creation of an online database of all state contracts by January 1, 2008.