North Carolina transparency legislation
Transparency legislation proposed in North Carolina.
An "Automatic Recovery Bill" that would make it mandatory for public agencies to pay the attorney fees of anyone who requests records, is denied, and then files a successful lawsuit to compel disclosure was passed unanimously in 2008 by the North Carolina state senate. The bill was then blocked by Joe Hackney, the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
A bill requiring legal fees to be paid by a governmental agency found to have illegally withheld public records was introduced by the House.
- Blue Ridge Now, "Open records a free, easy fix," February 10, 2009
- N.C. bill would award legal fees in records lawsuits, Associated Press, April 7, 2009
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