Bill Lee says he will lead “complete overhaul” of public records, open meetings laws

Governor-elect Bill Lee announced today on the priorities page of his new website that he “will lead a complete overhaul of our open records and open meetings acts” and receive public Continue Reading

TCOG’s 2018 Legislative Report

Following is TCOG’s 2018 legislative report on changes related to public records and open meetings. The 110th General Assembly of Tennessee adjourned April 25. 1 – Selection of state college Continue Reading

Bill to allow more confidentiality for college president candidates awaits governor’s signature

Legislation that would allow more confidentiality for college president candidates has passed the House and Senate and is now on the governor’s desk for signature. The bill, which includes an Continue Reading

New laws passed in 2017 affect access to public records

TCOG Legislative Report 2017 Following is a summary of new laws affecting access to government information. They include 7 new exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act, 2 existing exemptions partially Continue Reading