TO PROVIDE FOR GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE BY AMENDING THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends proposed constitutional amendment to state that every person has the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of any agency, public officer, or official of the state (was, public body, officer, or employee of the state) or persons acting on their behalf, unless exempted. Deletes the judicial branch of government from the amendment’s scope. Allows the General Assembly to provide by general law passed by a three-fifths vote (was, two-thirds vote) of the members present and voting for the exemption of records and meetings. Clarifies that all statutes, rules, case law, and common law in effect on January 1, 2013, that limit public access to records or meetings will remain in force until amended or repealed. Makes other clarifying changes.