Georgia passes new open records law impacting public school athletics

A bill allowing public school athletic departments in Georgia to have increased time to respond to open records requests was signed into law by governor Nathan Deal on Monday.

The law, which impacts the University of Georgia, provides up to 90 business days to respond to open records requests, as opposed to the three business days that were previously granted. The reported reason for the amendment concerns requests for recruiting information.​

“This is an economic development bill and the governor supported the inclusion of the language regarding athletics,” said Jen Talaber Ryan, the governor’s deputy chief of staff for communications. “It simply levels the playing field with other states that also have strong athletic programs like Georgia.” Continue…