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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

PAC Publishes Index of Binding Opinions 2010-2019

I was checking out the PAC website to see if they had published any new binding opinions and discovered an index published by the PAC of all of its binding opinions from 2010 to-date. This is a very helpful resource for public bodies because it organizes the binding opinions by category, making it easier for a public body to find out whether the PAC has issued an opinion on a particular topic. 

For example, if a public body wants to know whether the PAC has issued a binding opinion on the authority to charge for copies, whether resumes are releasable, or how the "preliminary records" exemption has been applied, it can consult the FOIA index to identify opinions in which these topics are discussed. Since all of the PAC's binding opinions are available on the Attorney General's website, the public body can just pull up the cited PAC opinion. Or, if you want to find summaries of all of the PAC binding opinions from 2010-2018, you can find them right here on the Municipal Minute blog. Yep, we've been around that long!

You can access the FOIA index here and the OMA index here.


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