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Maryland Public Information Act

Pass revisions to PIA law

Revisions to the state's Public Information Act that have passed the Senate would help ensure greater transparency and provide remedies for people who are denied access to records, and the House of Delegates should move to enact the changes. As the law now stands, residents who are denied public records have little recourse other than instituting a court challenge at their own expense. In addition, there is no consistency across the state in whether government bodies grant exemptions to search or copy fees, or for that matter what they can charge residents to assemble and copy records. Senate Bill 695 would provide some relief to that problem by creating a Public Information Act...

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