Atrocious Open Records bill still in limbo

KPA was ready to do battle this week on House Bill 387, a ridiculous, atrocious piece of legislation as described by some that would basically turn back some major victories in Open Records battles.

KPA also prepared a Statement of Opposition. It was sent to all newspapers and copies were ready to give to the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee. The committee was scheduled to meet Thursday (February 21) and HB 387 was on the agenda. The meeting was canceled.

Here is a pdf of KPA’s Statement of Opposition and we thank Jon Fleischaker and the attorneys with Kaplan Johnson for developing this statement.

HOUSE BILL 387 FOR COMMITTEE

Here are two approaches on all that’s wrong with House Bill 387, in the form of a story in the Courier-Journal and an editorial published in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Both appeared the day the House committee was scheduled to take up the bill.

Courier-Journal story:

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/02/20/kentucky-bill-secret-public-incentives-companies-braidy-industries-amazon/2927154002/

Herald-Leader editorial:

https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorials/article226518255.html

We will continue monitoring the legislation and will be prepared to testify against it when or if it comes before the House Committee.

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