Missouri open records

8:13 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Bill would make Mo. lawmakers follow Sunshine Law

Missouri Capitol
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Some Missouri House members have filed legislation that would make them subject to the state's open-records law.

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8:18 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Senate panel considers Mo. open records measure

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A Missouri Senate committee has heard testimony on legislation aimed at strengthening the state's open meetings and records law.

Sponsoring Sen. Kurt Schaefer said during a hearing Wednesday one significant change focuses on complaints about violations.

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.

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8:30 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Nixon urges renewal of some Sunshine Law exemptions

Gov. Jay Nixon has scheduled a news conference for today, looking at renewing some Sunshine Law exemptions.
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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.

The exemptions protecting such information from disclosure expired at the end of 2012.

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.

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