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Friday, June 05, 2009

NFOIC Summit: Florida FOIA roundup

State-by-state updates at the 2009 NFOIC Summit: Barbara Petersen of Florida First Amendment Foundation provided a summary of her state's FOI news.
  • Florida is celebrating its 100th anniversary of its public records law and the 30th anniversary of allowing cameras in the courtroom.
  • Peterson chaired Florida's Commission on Open Government Reform. The final report, "Reforming Florida's Open Government Laws in the 21st Century," was submitted, and she will now be assisting in drafting legislation on the report's recommendations.

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