NEFAC Opposes Maine Legislation Requiring Advance Payment of All Record Request Costs

The New England First Amendment Coalition today opposed Maine legislation that would cause unnecessary delays to the release of public records.

The legislation, L.D. 1432, allows an agency or official to “require payment of all costs before the public record is provided to the requester” under the state’s Freedom of Access Act.


Lawsuit challenging estimated bill for public records copies dismissed


NORTH BERGEN, NJ. —  A Hudson County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit [“for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted"] in which a critic of Mayor Nicholas Sacco and his administration argued that a $42,000-plus estimated bill to obtain copies of public documents was “excessive.”