Getting Access to State Legislatures
Beckett, Christine, News Media and the Law
Reporters talk about their experiences at the state capitols
There are two broad types of laws that provide public access to state legislative information: those diat regulate access to legislative sessions and tiiose diat provide access to legislative records. The laws vary in each state.
To get access to legislative information, it is also important to first determine whether the information you seek is subject to an open meeting or open records law, legislative session rules, or another law entirely.
Legislative sessions and committee meetings
Access to legislative sessions and committee meetings are generally covered by a state's open meeting law, die …
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Publication information: Article title: Getting Access to State Legislatures. Contributors: Beckett, Christine - Author. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 35. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2011. Page number: 18+. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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