Sunshine Laws

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Sunshine Laws

Laws at both federal and state levels requiring regulators to make meetings and decisions public. Some sunshine laws allow ordinary citizens to attend the meetings, but all aim to increase transparency in economic regulation. The SEC, for example, makes many of its decisions available for public view on its website.
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To a certain extent the impact of the Freedom of Information Act is an unknown quantity but we have made sure staff are briefed on the implications of the Act, have appointed a dedicated freedom of information officer, and have provided information to people on what the act means to the citizens of Middlesbrough," said Cllr Brady.
Citing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Reporter first asked for the status report in a June 3 letter to Chicago police.
Mr O'Keeffe said: "I submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act for documentation relating to the appointment of members of Prison Visiting Committees.
Freedom of Information Act officials and their legal advisors should remain mindful of the duty to segregate releasable materials, as well as the recent Department of Justice guidance on discretionary release.
In addition, the available information regularly is continually expanding as the tax agency strives to comply with the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments (E-FOIA), a 1996 bill that authorizes electronic access to federal agency records without a formal FOIA requests.
THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) can be a reporter's best friend.
The potential chain of access includes the facility that collects and enters the data, the software vendors that produce systems and provide system support, multiple state agencies, multiple departments within HFCA and the enforcement agencies with whom it works, and whomever HCFA decides to grant access to in response to requests brought under the privacy act or the Freedom of Information Act.
The Jamaican government is now contemplating a Freedom of Information Act which will allow greater public access to state information.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, anyone may request searches of these records.
In 1982, it agreed that CIA operational and counterintelligence files could be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act in return for the CIA not asking for total exemption from the law.
It is understood that the T Letter is confidential and cannot be discovered under the Freedom of Information Act because it involves deliberative materials.
District Court last week asking that the FBI respond to its 11-month-old Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on the FBI's Library Awareness Program.
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