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HF 1814

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/09/2017 11:33am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/27/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the legislature; directing the Legislative Commission on Data Practices
and Personal Data Privacy to study and recommend options for expanding public
access to legislative records and meetings.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginEXPANDED PUBLIC ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE RECORDS AND
MEETINGS; STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
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new text begin (a) No later than December 15, 2017, the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and
Personal Data Privacy must study and recommend options for expanding public access to
legislative records and meetings. The recommendations must facilitate increased public
access, participation, and accountability in the legislative process, while also preserving the
rights and duties of the legislature and its members to function as a constitutional coequal
branch of government.
new text end

new text begin (b) The study and recommendations should consider:
new text end

new text begin (1) current laws, rules, and customs and practices of the legislature that provide public
access to legislative records and meetings;
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new text begin (2) the experiences of other state legislatures in providing public access to their records
and meetings;
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new text begin (3) the potential benefits and risks to the legislative process in expanded public access
to records and meetings;
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new text begin (4) the potential benefits and risks to constituents and other individual members of the
public in expanded access to legislative records and meetings; and
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new text begin (5) impacts on the administrative operations of the legislature in implementing any
recommended change, including the potential for increased costs or staffing needs.
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