Definitions: What is an Official or Public Record

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-17-01

With respect to the Governor's Development Opportunity Fund, records used for the governor's personal or deliberative use are exempt, but records related to how grants are awarded or loans made are subject to disclosure under FOIA.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-02-01

The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers may, under a FOIA exemption, withhold the names of applicants for licensure.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-20-00

The annual report on the compensation plan being developed by the Department of Human Resources is a public record.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-03-00

A so-called master list of courses offered by a school during the next academic year, the times and who will be teaching them is a public record despite the list's possible revision by the administration.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #009

Names, qualifications, evaluations, tests used to evaluate, and how indidivual candidates fared under selection criteria all exempt. General selection criteria not exempt. Certificates issued by Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy regarding persons certified to work in mines must be disclosed.

Attorney General's Opinion 1987-88 #030

A city/county attorney's itemized billing statement is an official record and must be disclosed to the extend it does not reveal confidential communication, or ongoing criminal investigation matters, or some other information that may be exempt. Reasonable charge for deletions may be made

Attorney General's Opinion 1987-88 #037

Jail registers are open records, but some information in a so-called 'dispatch log' is confidential, as is some information in a so-called 'jail log.'

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 #425

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

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