Senator Kurt Schaefer has proposed some positive enhancements to Missouri Sunshine Law. In its April 18th edition, the Columbia Missourian reported that Schaefer stated, “The bottom line is we need more transparency in quasi-governmental entities.” KCF couldn’t agree more.
The bill would also prevent public bodies from charging exorbitant fees for time spent determining if a record is open or closed. In Columbia, citizens and groups are routinely deterred from accessing public records due to unreasonable charges. Simple email searches with records provided in inexpensive electronic format are often priced at several hundred dollars.
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