Ivey issues rules for responding to public record requests
The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday ordered state agencies to follow set procedures for accepting and responding to information requests.
The changes are intended to provide structure in a state considered to have one of the weakest open records laws in the country.
Ivey signed an order designating response times and maximum fees. However, the order only applies to executive-branch agencies and does not address an appeal process or allowed exemptions.
The executive director of the Alabama Press Association applauded the move as a step forward.
A 2007 comparison of state open records laws conducted by the Better Government Association and National Freedom of Information Coalition ranked Alabama at the bottom of the nation.
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1/26/2023 6:03:32 PM (GMT -6:00)