Senate Enrolled Act 205 – Public Agency E-mail Lists

Sen. Jeff Drozda, R-Westfield, introduced this legislation to make e-mail address lists compiled by state or local government agencies confidential, or closed to the public. The bill was a response to a lawsuit filed by 16-year-old Ryan Nees against Kokomo Mayor Matt McKillip. Nees was trying to determine whether McKillip was using the list of residents who signed up for the city’s electronic newsletter to send out re-election campaign information, a charge that McKillip denied. Public agencies can now keep those lists secret.

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