FOIA Legislation: Senate Bill 716 and House Bill 5216
Several bills were introduced in the State Legislature that would expand the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include State Legislature and the Governor’s office - two entities currently exempt from FOIA. House Bill 5216, introduced by State Representative John Bizon (R-62), expands FOIA to State Legislature.
Senate Bill 716, introduced by State Senator Coleman Young II (D-1), expands FOIA to State Legislature and the Governor’s office. Michigan is one of three states that exempt their Governor and Legislature from the State Freedom of Information law.
Status: HB 5216 has been referred to the House Government Operations committee. SB 716 was referred to the Senate Committee on Government Operations.