What You Need to Know About the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

On June 13, 2016, the House passed Senate Bill S.337, or the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which had previously passed the Senate in early March by unanimous consent. The bill is now on its way to President Obama, who has already expressed approval of the bill and is expected to sign the bill into law in the upcoming weeks.

Once enacted, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 will make substantial changes to the manner in which federal agencies disclose records and information to the public by amending the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Amendments to FOIA provide for the following…continue…