Report: 538 Public Records Exemptions in Tennessee Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows there are 538 exemptions to Tennessee’s public records law, about six times as many as there were three decades ago. According to the state comptroller’s office, the Tennessee Public Records Act only had two statutory exceptions when it was enacted in 1957. By 1988, a legislative committee reported…

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Tennessee school district’s legal bills in records fight climb to $113,000

Sumner County Schools' most recent legal bills show the district has spent more than $113,000 defending an open records case now headed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Sumner school board members voted unanimously on Dec. 1, 2015 to appeal Judge Dee David Gay’s ruling that the district violated the Tennessee Public Records Act when it refused a Joelton man’s records request.

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