Missouri open records http://kbia.org en Bill would make Mo. lawmakers follow Sunshine Law http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-make-mo-lawmakers-follow-sunshine-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Some Missouri House members have filed legislation that would make them subject to the state's open-records law.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:13:19 +0000 Associated Press 48100 at http://kbia.org Bill would make Mo. lawmakers follow Sunshine Law Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure http://kbia.org/post/senate-panel-considers-mo-open-records-measure <p>A Missouri Senate committee has heard testimony on legislation aimed at strengthening the state's open meetings and records law.</p><p>Sponsoring<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm" target="_blank"> Sen. Kurt Schaefer</a> said during a hearing Wednesday one significant change focuses on complaints about violations.</p><p>Schaefer says current law puts the burden on complainants to show that a violation occurred. His legislation would require the governmental body to prove during legal proceedings that a meeting, record or vote was properly closed.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:18:10 +0000 Associated Press 28109 at http://kbia.org Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure Nixon urges renewal of some Sunshine Law exemptions http://kbia.org/post/nixon-urges-renewal-some-sunshine-law-exemptions <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is urging renewal of exemptions from Missouri's open records law for security systems of government buildings and policies for responding to terrorism.</p><p>The exemptions protecting such information from disclosure expired at the end of 2012.</p><p>Nixon has scheduled news conferences on the topic today at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters in Jefferson City. Law enforcement and public school district officials are scheduled to take part.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:30:03 +0000 Associated Press 26813 at http://kbia.org Nixon urges renewal of some Sunshine Law exemptions