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Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review


November 19, 2020

State Government and Government Efficiency

Legislation calls for transparency in public records – A new law was passed during the 2020 legislative session which puts in place new provisions and penalties for governmental entities that purposefully destroy documents to avoid a public records request. It requires that written and electronic documents that could be subject to a public records request be kept at minimum 12 months. The transparency legislation provides that prior to authorizing the destruction of public records, a governmental entity must contact...

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