Committee Approves Bills, Opening Legislative, Governor Records
A package of bills creating the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and extending FOIA provisions to the Governor’s office was unanimously approved by the House Oversight and Ethics Committee.
There were a couple key changes. Lawmakers added language empowering the administrator of the Legislative Council to recommend disciplinary action to the Speaker of the House or the majority leader of the Senate if the administrator determines that the House or Senate charged an excessive fee or failed to disclose the information on a timely basis. The bills now go to the full House Chamber for a vote.