Public Records/Trade Secrets (Watch)

Public Records/Trade Secrets (Watch)

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

CS/CS/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)