FOI Nightmare, Redux: Maryland HB 37

With Utah very much on our minds, we’ve neglected to bring you up to speed on Maryland’s nasty little bill. HB 37 actually started as a nice bill, set to improve access — until the legislature got ahold of it. It’s been downhill ever since, and today the bill:

— creates whole news classes of exempted information

— opens the door for agencies to charge virtually whatever they deem appropriate for electronic records

— all agencies to continue outsourcing public databases for for-profit contractors

— and much, much more.

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2 Responses

  1. […] FOI Nightmare, Redux: Maryland HB 37 (theartofaccess.com) […]

  2. You’re a real deep tkhnier. Thanks for sharing.

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