Maryland lawmakers file trio of bills aimed at strengthening public records law, empowering compliance board

Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis have filed three separate bills aimed at strengthening the state’s public records law, which is used by journalists, attorneys, inmates and other members of the public to access government documents at the state and local levels.

One bill seeks to give more enforcement power to an oversight panel created in 2015 during the last major overhaul of the Maryland Public Information Act, and to force agencies to better track their compliance. (Read more here…)