Public Records/Trade Secrets (Watch)

Public Records/Trade Secrets (Watch)

HB 459 (Massullo) deletes several provisions that exempt agency contracts and other trade secrets from public records requirements. 

HB 461 (Massullo), SB 956 and SB 958 (Mayfield) create a public record exemption for trade secrets and a process by which requested records containing trade secrets could be released to the requestor. The bills apply to all state agencies, counties and municipalities. (Cook)