"Officials who refuse to release public records or shut North Carolina residents out of open meetings could face criminal penalties under a bill filed Thursday.[Hyperlinks added to quotation.]
"Senate Bill 125 would make violations of the state public records and open meetings laws a Class 3 misdemeanor. State Sen. Buck Newton, a Wilson Republican, is co-sponsor of the bill introduced by Sens. Thom Goolsby and Tom Tom Apodaca." — The Wilson Times
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bill would make withholding public records a crime
This is long overdue. North Carolina public records law is flouted without consequences in Greensboro and the people's representatives, our city council, are apathetic. It's time citizens have an avenue other than law suits and indifferent representatives to rectify unlawful secrecy.