Kentucky transparency legislation
Transparency legislation proposed in Kentucky.
- See also: Kentucky Open Records Act
Senator John Schickel has proposed Senate Bill 30 which would exempt the recordings of calls to 911 from public access. The bill allows for transcripts of the calls to be made public, but not the actual audio. Opponents of the bill are calling it "a waste of time, your tax dollars and is a dangerous move toward limiting free speech and open records/sunshine laws" and "a poorly thought out solution to a mostly non-existent problem."
SB 30 has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now heads to the floor for a vote.
Senate Bill 188 would create a General Assembly Accountability and Review Division to conduct investigations, audits and reviews and otherwise monitor the activities of public agencies. The agency would be exempt from KORA. The Kentucky Press Association is opposing the exemptions provisions in the bill.
- Text of SB 30
- Lawmaker pushes to keep 911 calls off the airwaves, Kentucky.com, January 25, 2009
- the 'Ville Voice, "From Dept of Wasting Your Time & Money," January 26, 2009
- Keep public records open, Kentucky.com, February 18, 2009
- Ky. bill advances to keep 911 calls off airwaves, Lexington Herald-Leader, February 5, 2009
- Text of SB188
- Powerful watchdog agency proposed, Courier-Journal, February 21, 2009
- Press group opposes closing records of legislative probes, Courier-Journal, February 24, 2009
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