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Public records exemptions to be limited for Louisiana's next governor, after Jindal signs bill

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Louisiana's next governor will have to open more records to the public.

On Friday, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill that will place new limits on public records exemptions allowed future governors.

The changes don't impact Jindal. They take effect when a new governor enters office in January.

The measure by Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, will keep the governor's communications with internal staff exempt from disclosure. But it will get rid of several exemptions placed in public records law in a 2009 bill backed by Jindal.

Claitor's bill will remove an exemption that gives executive branch departments a six-month blackout period on budget documents. It also will do away with language that hides records considered part of a governor's "deliberative process."


Senate Bill 190: http://www.legis.la.gov

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