open records laws

Kansas bill to exempt all police videos from disclosure dies


It's one of two bills to fail this session that would have set severe restrictions on the public release of Kansas law enforcement video footage.

Oklahoma bill to create central open records portal stalls due to IT concerns


The legislation to move all public records requests to an online portal is running out of time to make it to Gov. Mary Fallin.

States favor existing law over new body camera legislation, study finds


A new report by the Urban Institute details how many states are using statutes not designed for the cameras to govern the technology.

Body camera bills explode in popularity among state lawmakers in 2015


State legislatures saw a massive increase in the number of bills introduced governing body cameras, particularly those relating to open records laws.

States flunk push for open data — report


An investigation by the Center for Public Integrity found that few states made significant government information available in easily usable formats.

Florida Legislature mulls bill to promote cybersecurity secrecy


A new bill in the Florida Senate would exempt information about cyberattacks from public records laws, but some worry the legislation is too broad.