Open meetings and records laws passed

Mar 12, 2012

The Wyoming legislature has approved both Open Meetings and Records laws.

Senator Tony Ross said it was important for transparency to be shed on government.  And Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center says the records law was important because it deals with electronic records.

“It makes clear that just because it’s electronic, if it’s people discussing public business, people will have access to it now, guaranteed,” Neal said.

The law also says that if someone makes a public records request, it has to be acknowledged within seven days.  Neal called it a productive session for the public.