Bill Summary for S 77 (2017-2018)

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Feb 14 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 77 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 14, 2017
AN ACT TO MAKE VIOLATIONS OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS AND OPEN MEETINGS LAWS CLASS 3 MISDEMEANORS.
Intro. by Cook, Sanderson.

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Amends GS 132-9 to establish that denying access to public records for purposes of inspection and examination or denying copies of public records is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Enacts GS 143-318.18A to establish that violation of Article 33C of GS Chapter 143, which requires all official meetings of public bodies to be open to the public, is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Effective December 1, 2017.

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