S.C. Senate bills seek to fix FOIA

Following this year’s state Supreme Court rulings that dramatically curtailed the public’s ability to follow the actions of public bodies, state senators have introduced legislation that could let some sunshine back in.

The court had said that public bodies, such as city councils, were not required to provide meeting agendas. The justices also ruled that autopsies were exempt from public disclosure because they were private medical records.

In September, a legislative panel heard testimony from the S.C. Press Association and others on the court’s rulings, along with ways to fix the Freedom of Information Act. Continue>>>