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Open records and open meetings.

Amye B. Majors

Open records and open meetings.

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Published by Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of the Attorney General in [Frankfort] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kentucky.
    • Subjects:
    • Public records -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky.,
    • Public meetings -- Kentucky.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsEmerson, Thomas R., Sheadel, Ann M.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFK1662.5.P8 M35 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p. ;
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1240776M
      LC Control Number94622464

      Open records are documents in the possession of a governmental entity that are supposed to be made available to members of the public on request. Each of the fifty states has its own set of laws governing which documents are considered federal government's Freedom of Information Act is a separate, federal, law that governs access to documents in the possession of the federal. The Tennessee Public Records Act, compiled in Ti Chapter 7, Part 5 of the Tennessee Code, and the Tennessee Open Meetings Act, compiled in Title 8, Chap Part 1 of the Tennessee Code, are available through the following link to a LEXIS Law Publishing Website containing the Tennessee Code. The Office of Open Records Counsel offers free training to governmental entities, groups, and organizations wishing to learn more about the Tennessee Public Records Act and Tennessee Open Meetings Act. The training is designed to enhance knowledge about the rights and responsibilities set forth in these laws. Open Records / Open Meetings Open Records. The City Secretary is the public information coordinator for the City of Irving. This office is responsible for coordinating with city departments and ensuring that all Open Records Requests are processed in a timely fashion in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act and city procedures.


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