OUR VIEW: Don’t put barriers up to get records

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 11/13/2019 - 9:00am

House Bill 195 would make it illegal for any local or state government agency to sue members of the public for requesting records.

Floridians shouldn’t have to worry about being sued for exercising their legal right to obtain public records.

Florida’s public records law is supposed to help keep government accountable to taxpayers, but in two high-profile cases citizens seeking to obtain records have been dragged into costly legal battles with government agencies. (Read more here...)