Missouri commissioners oppose sunshine law bill

From eMissourian.com:

A bill that would change the state’s law dealing with public meetings and open records would put an unnecessary burden on government officials, Franklin County commissioners said this week.


Currently, government officials in Missouri can be fined for knowingly violating the state’s open meetings law. The new bill would take the word “knowingly” out of the Sunshine Law so there could be violations even if they were done accidentally.