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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A new effort on open-records bill

Bill DeWeese is planning to push an amendment to the House open records bill, which would strengthen it, making it like the Senate bill, but applying to the legislature (you may have heard, DeWeese is under a lot of heat lately).

Unfortunately, no one has read or commented his amendment, and it would require a suspension of the rules to amend it (i.e. the opposite of open government).

Here are some suggestions from PassOpenRecords.org on what makes a good (and bad) open records bill

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