Weaken Open Records Law

House Bill Number: 
387

House Bill 387 would create several additional exemptions in the state Open Records Law to conceal information about economic development incentives offered to lure companies to locate or expand in Kentucky.

Before approving the bill, the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee added more exemptions, these designed to allow the legislature conceal some its own documents from the public and to limit who can receive records under the Open Records Law.

Editorial: Kentucky lawmakers must reject bill that limits access to public records

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Jason Petrie

KFTC's platform calls for easy access and an end to the overly bureaucratic procedures necessary to obtain open records in Kentucky.

HB 387 was approved by the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee, 11-5-3, on February 27 (see how committee members voted). The bill is posted for passage on the House floor. Seven floor amendments have been filed.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes