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New bill jeopardizes Kentucky open records laws

According to legal experts, a new bill filed by Kentucky State Rep. John Blanton would “turn open records upside down.” And if enacted, it would make it illegal for any web site to use the name of any current or former judge, prosecutor, or law enforcement official, or the names of their immediate family members – including the governor.

Sound bizarre? That’s not the half of it.

In addition to outlawing the use of those first and last names in any open records response, AND requiring any content that includes those names to be removed from ALL web sites, RS BR 595 would make doing so a Class A misdemeanor if done unintentionally, and a Class D felony if done intentionally.

Read more at Forward Kentucky.