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Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Mandatory public records training

Earlier this week, the House Government Operations & Elections Committee passed a substitute version of HB 2121. This is the Attorney General request legislation that requires every elected official (or person appointed to an elected position), every member of a governing body, and public records officers to complete public records training within 90 days of taking the oath of office or assuming duty. The training must be consistent with the Attorney General’s model rules for compliance with the Public Records Act, may be completed remotely, and must be repeated every four years. The substitute version adds records retention to the training requirements. AWC testified in support of more training and resources on public records for elected officials.

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