Proposed transparency legislation

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  1. Changes in 2011
  2. Changes in 2010
  3. Changes in 2009
  4. Changes in 2008
  5. Changes in 2007
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Changes in 2011

See: Proposed reforms in state sunshine laws, 2011

Changes in 2010

See: Proposed reforms in state sunshine laws, 2010

Changes in 2009

See: Proposed transparency legislation, 2009

Changes in 2008

New York's FOIL

Several changes to New York's FOIL went into effect on August 7, 2008.[1].

The changes include limits on fees that can be charged individuals for electronic records, provisions regarding large requests, and for new records created from electronic information systems. A new subparagraph clarifies that access to records to ascertain the fairness of real property tax assessments is not an invasion of others' privacy.[2] When government agencies install new information management systems, they are now legally required to build systems that provide maximum public access.[3]

Rhode Island's law

Rhode Island's Access to Public Records Act was amended in 2008 to reduce the number of days available to public agencies have to respond to public requests for records. The bill also better details the types of arrest record information police departments must release and when that information must be released.[4]

Tennessee's law

Tennessee's Open Records Act was amended in 2008 to requiresstate records custodians to respond to records requests within seven days. The new law also outlines the duties of the new state open records ombudsman, who must set a reasonable fee schedule for extensive records requests, among other things.[5]

Changes in 2007

Minnesota

Minnesota's Data Practices Act underwent a number of revisions in 2007, most of which were minor, technical fixes.[6].


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