|

Branstad signs open record bill

BY DI STAFF | MAY 13, 2011 7:20 AM

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill on Thursday that will set forth penalties for government agencies that violate open-record and public-meeting laws.

Under the law, a governmental body must give notice of the time, date, and place of each meeting and the tentative agenda of the meeting. If a member of a governmental agency knowingly violates the law, the fine will be between $1,000 and $2,500.

The bill also contains items relating to public records for personnel, including requiring employers to note if an employee was fired for disciplinary reasons.

The bill is effective immediately.

— by Allie Wright


> Share your thoughts! Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.


comments powered by Disqus



 
Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08) | Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Copyright © The Daily Iowan, All Rights Reserved.