Zachary: Exempt records can be released

Submitted by NFOIC on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:00am

Just because a record held by local government is considered exempt from the state's Open Records Act does not mean that record cannot be released.

To say it another way, even if the document is exempted from the Open Records Act, public officials can still release it.

Last year, the state Supreme Court clearly said local government officials can release public records exempted from the Open Records Act, if they so choose. (Read more here...)