Hearings on Open Government Bills

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in What's New

March 12, 2012

The House of Representatives has wasted no time in scheduling important open government bills that crossed over from the Senate last week. The state Office of Information Practices’ proposals—S.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1(Sunshine bill)—will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee this Friday, March 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. On Thursday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hear S.B. 2737, S.D. 1 regarding teleconferenced meetings and S.B. 2233, S.D. 2appropriating funds to establish a centralized state website for publication of legal notices and to provide website access from public libraries.

OIP hopes for your continued support of its proposals, as well as for its request for additional funding in S.B. 2233, S.D. 2 to provide necessary training and support for the new electronic notice requirements proposed by the Senate in S.B. 2234, S.D. 2.

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