(A member of NFOIC)
Open Meetings Law Tenn. Code Ann. 8-44-102 et seq.
Closed: Labor negotiations; personnel matters; and discussions with an attorney regarding pending litigation.
Open Records Law Tenn. Code Ann. 10-7-503 et seq.
Exempt: Medical records of patients in state institutions; some investigative records; public school student records; and some economic development issues, such as land acquisition.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE (File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat)
Office of Open Records Counsel — State Comptroller Office
"The Office of Open Records Counsel serves as the contact for concerns on access to local government public records under the Tennessee Public Records Act. The Office assists in obtaining public records from local government, both in guiding citizens to correct offices/officials and in working to resolve disputes regarding access to public records. The Office promotes education and awareness of the Tennessee public records and open meetings laws through direct outreach and through coordination with existing organizations. This effort is addressed both to citizens and to local governments."
Attorney General of Tennessee
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
Tennessee Press Association
Contact: Frank Gibson, public policy director
435 Montbrook Lane
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone (865) 584-5761
Fax (865) 558-8687
Toll free (800) 565-7377
Keys to Open Government - A guide to Tennessee's open records and open meetings laws (2015) - Tennessee Coalition for Open Government
The First Amendment News
First Amendment Center
1207 18th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone (615) 321-9588
Fax (615) 321-9599
Media Law in Tennessee by Dorothy Bowles
Format: Soft cover, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 in.
Price: $17.95 plus $1.50 shipping
New Forums Press
P.O. Box 876
Stillwater, OK 74076
Phone (405) 372-6158