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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lee to review open records
Ahead of taking office as Tennessee's 50th governor, Republican Bill Lee says he will lead a "complete overhaul" of the state's open records act to expand access to public documents and meetings. Lee's announcement of his commitment to transparency and open government make up the last of nine priorities listed on his transition website. As for the overhaul of Tennessee's open records and open meetings acts, the governor-elect plans to build on the work that the legislature's Open Records Ad Hoc Committee has already begun. There plans to reduce the number of exemptions, and simplify and update our Open Meetings and Open Records Acts. Earlier this year, the Comptroller of the Treasury's Office of Open Records Counsel determined there were there were 563 exemptions to the state's open records law, making it difficult for the public to access important documents. When it was enacted in 1957, the Public Records Act, which states that all government records are presumed to be open to inspection by citizens unless otherwise provided by law, had just two exemptions.


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