Bill allowing fines for violators of access laws dies
bill that would have authorized judges to fine willful, intentional violators
of Indiana’s open-government laws has died in the state Legislature for the
second consecutive year. The reason this time: The law would have carried some
costs with it. The Indiana Coalition for Open Government board had endorsed the
ICOG opposes all legislation closing handgun permit access
Indiana Coalition for Open Government board has given its thumbs down to bills in the state Legislature that
would close off public access to information on handgun permits, including the
identities of those who are awarded licenses.
The Indiana Coalition for Open Government has endorsed proposed
legislation that would allow judges to fine public officials and
management-level employees for intentionally violating the state’s
public access laws.