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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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I was working on Ferguson all the time, and a big chunk of that was Sunshine Law requests.
From the Public Records and Sunshine Laws to the public records and meetings constitutional provision and the pioneering judicial canon in Chandler, Florida has long been a leader in ensuring public access to government.
In its spring issue, the journal covers laws that apply to the Sunshine laws.
There is a reason in history why Florida courts have so energetically embraced the Sunshine Law.
123) Ironically these concerns presumptively create the inference that virtual presence is tantamount to physical presence or else the Sunshine laws would not be violated because a Sunshine law cannot be violated where a person was never "present" to begin with.
In May 2012, when K12 first became aware that Seminole County submitted its materials regarding teacher certification issues (the "Seminole Materials"), K12 immediately requested copies of the Seminole Materials under Florida's Sunshine Law provisions.
Missouri's Sunshine Law, which requires public bodies to disclose their records, has been unable to put much light on the 2006 scandal in which 15 officers and supervisors of the St.
Our agency is required to meet the terms of the Florida Sunshine Law," says Citrus Connection Executive Director Tom Phillips.
Laws such as the Public Records Act and the Sunshine Law provide for the public's right to obtain government records and attend government meetings.
We felt [it was] a pretty flagrant violation of FOI and that we had to do it to protect the sunshine law.
Louis has ruled that the Metro transit agency is not subject to the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Act, commonly known as the Sunshine Law.
Using all capital letters for emphasis, the memo also said e-mails are considered public under the Missouri Sunshine Law because the statute covers any document "written or ELECTRONICALLY STORED, retained by or of any public governmental body.
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