Legislators propose ombudsman definitions, public records amendments

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00am

CHEYENNE – Lawmakers proposed clarifications to the new ombudsman position and amendments to the Public Records Act on Friday during the second day of the Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee meeting.

The changes include adding descriptions to the ombudsman’s role, which include mediating disputes between a government agency and public records requester, and providing interpretation and training on the Public Records Act.

The proposed bill was passed by the committee and will be presented for consideration during the 2020 budget session, which begins Feb. 10. (Read more here...)