The public has an opportunity to learn about the state’s Access to Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act by attending the annual Open Government Summit or watching it live on the web.
Hosted by R.I. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, the summit takes place Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roger Williams University, 1 Old Ferry Road, in the School of Law building.
The summit includes remarks from Mr. Kilmartin and an explanation of the Access to Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act, the most recent case law, legislative updates, and examples of areas of the laws that people have difficulty interpreting. The R.I. Ethics Commission will give a presentation in identifying and avoiding areas of conflicts of interest and guidelines for filling out financial disclosure forms. NBC news anchor Alison Bologna will give the media’s perspective on expectations for public bodies when requesting public information.
The summit is free; but, registration is required through the attorney general’s office at 274-4400, ext. 2101, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m.
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