Government in the Sunshine Act (Recommendations)

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A. Periodic Agency Review of Sunshine Practices. Members of the public voice several criticisms of the manner in which agencies employ the Government in the Sunshine Act and conduct open meetings. Among the most significant are that meetings are often closed on technical legal grounds without...

Government in the Sunshine Act Draft Recommendation for Consideration at the March 20, 2014 Committee on Regulation Meeting

In the late 1960s and 1970s, in the wake of increasing public vigilance concerning the activities of government sparked by the Vietnam War and Watergate, Congress passed and the President signed a series of transparency laws designed to promote greater accountability and transparency in government decisionmaking.  The Government in the Sunshine Act, enacted in 1976, focused specifically on the...

Proposed Amendments to the Government in the Sunshine Act Recommendation for Consideration at the Plenary Session