The Georgia Senate has unanimously approved HB 397, the proposed re-write to improve Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Jay Powell, will return to the House of Representatives for final approval before it heads to the Governor’s desk.
Attorney General Sam Olens began working with the bill sponsor and stakeholders on the first significant revision of Georgia’s Open Meetings and Open Records Laws in over a decade shortly after taking office in January 2011. He applauded the Senate’s passage of the bill today.
“The legislation passed by the Senate today makes great strides towards increasing government transparency in