"Government operates best when it operates openly." --Attorney General Olens The LawHelp in locating provisions of the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts. HB 397 - Georgia's Updated Sunshine LawsAttorney General Sam Olens has made open government a priority. HB 397 was overwhelmingly passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on April 17, 2012. How to Make an Open Records Request Information on where and how to make an open records request. Open Government Mediation ProgramThe Open Government Mediation Program is a service of the Attorney General's office designed to assist members of the public whose local governments may not be complying with requirements of the Open Meetings Act or the Open Records Act.