Contact: Tom Larimer, Executive Director, Arkansas Press Association
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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
Attorney General's Office
APA FOI Hotline
323 Center St., Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone (501) 682-2007 or (800) 482-8982
Fax (501) 682-8084
State Sunshine Chair
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.