Georgia Senate OKs Open Records Law Overhaul

From GPB News

ATLANTA—State lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would introduce the first major changes to the state’s open meetings and records act in a decade. It would stiffen penalties for agencies that withhold open records and boards that hold meetings in secret.

Under the bill, fines for violations of the open meetings and records law would increase. For example, agencies that don’t hand over public records would face fines of $1,000, rather than $100.