SB 132
Modifies provisions regarding fees for access to public records and authorizes closure of certain constituent and legislative records of members of the General Assembly
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 132-Emery, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 132
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 132 - This act authorizes the closure of public records under the Missouri Sunshine Law that are retained by the office of a member of the General Assembly that are related to a constituent of a member. The act defines the term "constituent." Further, any record may be closed that is retained in the office of a member of the General Assembly, or employees of the General Assembly, that contain information regarding proposed legislation or the legislative process. These authorizations to close records shall not apply if the record has been offered in a public meeting of either house of the General Assembly.

When responding to a request for records, this act authorizes a public governmental body to charge a minimum fee of five dollars for any request where there are allowable fees of less than five dollars. Such five dollar fee shall be in place of any allowable fee of less than five dollars. A request for records shall be considered withdrawn if the requester fails to remit all fees within thirty days of a request for payment by the public governmental body.

This act has an emergency clause.



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