Christian County (Mo.) officials discuss Missouri Sunshine Law

From Springfield News-Leader:

OZARK — Elected officials in Christian County observed Missouri Sunshine Week by learning how state laws for open records and meetings apply to their work.

County attorney John Housley gave each office a Sunshine Law policy that he suggested each elected official sign and post in their office. The policy calls for each official to designate a custodian of records for their office. If a person requests records, it is the custodian’s job to respond to the request.


The attorney instructed the public officials on Sunshine Law provisions such as records retention, email, which types of records may be closed, what constitutes a request under the Missouri Sunshine Law and how an official should respond to a request for records.