Sunshine Laws


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Sunshine Laws: Freedom of information act

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
"I'm a big supporter of the Sunshine law," Chapman says about her decision to continue fighting the case.
As for India's cross-border cousin the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is coming to terms with sunshine laws as only it can: via intrigue evasion and parliamentary hi-jinks.
transparency is widely cited as the primary purpose of sunshine laws.
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.
The primary areas addressed by state Sunshine laws are:
Called Sunshine Laws, the provisions are geared to expose conflicts of interest.
State lawmakers recently beefed up sunshine laws to help ensure open and transparent government.
In its spring issue, the journal covers laws that apply to the Sunshine laws. The regulations for Missouri and Illinois are reprinted below.
The unpopular governor has suffered voter resentment over large Medicaid cuts he pushed through in 2005, and is now facing accusations that he and his aides illegally deleted e-mails in violation of the state's sunshine laws. The state has several competitive statewide elections this November, and Blunt's troubles seem to indicate good news for Democrats.
Kennedy contends the policy violates state sunshine laws.
Open meetings and Sunshine laws became a campaign issue in San Jose thanks in large part to the Mercury News Sunshine Week campaign.
Full browser ?