Senate panel OKs proposed public records changes

From OnlineAthens:

Legislation to change Georgia's open government laws could soon come up for a vote in the state Senate now that a committee has approved a bill that would make obtaining public documents cheaper while stiffening penalties for illegally withholding public information and shortening the window of public scrutiny for candidates for university president.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday recommended sending the bill to the full Senate for a vote. The House overwhelmingly passed the proposal earlier this month.