Attorney General

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #424

Reports filed in confidence with state or local police are exempt.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #427

All public bodies must take minutes at their open meetings. A tape recording of a public bodyÄ…s meeting is an acceptable form of meeting minutes. However, because FOIA allows inspection or copying of minutes, a public body may want to do something else.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #423

Even informal gatherings, such as over a meal, are meetings if part of the purpose is to discuss public business, or the gathering was prearranged with any purpose of discussing business. Notice provisions apply to executive session, as well as open meetings, therefore, notice of time and location of executive session must be given. Reconvening in different location.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #428

As long as a copy of a record is available, thereÄ…s no requirement that the custodian convert the copy to another medium preferred by the requester.

Attorney General's Opinion 1984-85 #425

FOIA does not define financial statements so common definition prevails. Certain IRS forms not within common definition, so it can be disclosed.

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #440

Any official public body action must take place in a meeting where the membership is physically present.

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #437

Commonwealth attorney has no duty to represent private citizen in pursuing an FOIA request.

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #446A

jail register or list of those incarcerated is subject to disclosure, except for names of juvenile offenders

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #449

Personnel reports that do not identify employees must be disclosed. Teacher evaluations on school ratings are open if executive meetings exclusions are not present.


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