Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Georgia Open Records: Coggin v. Davey

According to the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia legislature is not subject to state open records laws because it's not a state agency.

From Coggin v. Davey (1974):
"We think that the statute is applicable to the departments, agencies, boards, bureaus, etc. of this state and its political subdivisions. It is not applicable to the General Assembly. ...

We concur in the holding that the General Assembly is not a "state department, agency, board, bureau, commission or political subdivision" and that the statute is therefore inapplicable to the General Assembly."
I don't have much to add to that. It just came up kind of randomly today.

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