Arkansas FOI Resources

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Arkansas Coalition for Open Government
411 South Victory
Little Rock, AR  72201
Contact: Tom Larimer, Executive Director, Arkansas Press Association
Phone: 501.374.1500
Email: tom@arkansaspress.org

QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Meetings Law Ark. Code Ann. §25-19-101 et seq. including §25-19-105.
Closed: To consider employment, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining, or resignation of any public employee.

Open Records Law Ark. Code Ann. §25-19-101 et seq. including §25-19-106.
Exempt: Income tax records; medical, scholastic and adoption records; historical and archeological files; on-going law enforcement investigations; working papers, competitive advantage, and personnel records; and identities of undercover law enforcement officers.

Arkansas FOI Act from FOIArkansas.com

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS

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FOI HOTLINE

Attorney General's Office
(800) 482-8992
http://www.ag.arkansas.gov/

APA FOI Hotline
(501) 372-0800

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CONTACTS

Office of the Attorney General
323 Center St., Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone (501) 682-2007 or (800) 482-8982
Fax (501) 682-8084
http://www.ag.state.ar.us/
Email http://www.direct-web.net/agcontactform.htm

Arkansas Bar Association
400 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone (800) 609-5668
Fax (501) 375-4901
http://www.arkbar.com
Email mglasgow@arkbar.com

Arkansas Press Association
Arkansas' First Trade Association
411 S. Victory
Little Rock, AR 72201-2932
Phone (501) 374-1500
Fax (501) 374-7509
http://arkansaspress.org/
Email info@arkansaspress.org

State Sunshine Chair
Sonny Albarado, special projects editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
P.O. Box 2221
121 East Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72203
501-378-3400
 

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FORM LETTERS

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook: A Guide to Open Meetings and Records

14th ed.(Adobe Acrobat PDF file)
Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Attorney General's Office and Arkansas Press Association

 

This is the 14th Edition of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook. It has been updated to include changes from the 2009 session of the 87th Arkansas General Assembly and recent legal precedents. One of the aims of this publication is to communicate the importance of open government to people across Arkansas. The co-sponsors of the Handbookare strong proponents of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its guarantee of public access to public meetings and public documents. 

 

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (M&M Press 4th ed. 2004) A review of developments involving the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. By John J. Watkins & Richard J. Peltz; can be purchased online at http://www.mandmpress.com/boal.html

The FOI Arkansas Project A survey of how public officials responded to citizens requesting public records under the state FOIA.

Electronic Records Commission Web site of the Arkansas commission responsible for studying public access to electronic or computerized records under the state FOIA.

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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