Attorney General

Attorney General's Opinion 1985-86 #103

General legal matters are not a proper subject for closed meeting. Legal matters must be specific. Board of zoning appeals is subject to FOIAÄ…s meeting requirements.

Attorney General's Opinion 1985-86 #332

A meeting of four of a nine-member public body is a meeting even though the four could not take any action on behalf of the board. Committees and subcommittees are subject to FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1985-86 #331

A public body may admit those persons deemed necessary or whose presence will reasonably aid the public body in its consideration of a topic which is the subject of a properly convened closed meeting.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #068

Constitutional officers are not entitled to notice any better or any worse than that given to the general public.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #170

A death certificate, as a vital record, is not subject to disclosure under FOIA; however there is nothing to prevent someone with independent knowledge of a cause of death from commenting on it.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #420

Meetings to discuss employment terms and contract of school board superintendent are properly closed, but the action of employing the superintendent must take place in open session. Employment contract of school superintendent is open.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #426

Where city attorney calls in council members to prepare them as witnesses in a scheduled trial, there has been no meeting. No public policy is deliberated, the individuals were not gathered as an entity, and no action by the entity was anticipated.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #313

Nothing in FOIA or the Tax Code prevents disclosing a list of names of delinquent real estate taxpayers.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #418

An advisory committee, appointed by a circuit court in lieu of a governing body, that is supported by public funds, is subject to FOIA.

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