Senate panel gathers input on open government bill

From The Topeka Capital-Journal:

A coalition of city and county government officials objected Wednesday to Senate legislation endorsed by news-gathering organizations to create statewide thresholds for compliance with the Kansas meetings and records laws.

The outpouring of opposition primarily reflected the original draft of Pittsburg Sen. Jacob LaTurner’s bill, which would have prohibited governmental entities from charging for staff time to comply with Kansas Open Records Act requests and established a fee of no more than 25 cents per page for copied material.