How bad is House Bill 387? This article by our general counsels make it pretty obvious

Jon Fleischaker

Andrea Aikin

It’s atrocious, horrific, a catastrophe, disastrous. Pick a word and that’s probably an accurate description of House Bill 387. As introduced by Rep. Jason Petrie, and then amended before it went to the House Economic Development Committee, HB 387 is one of the worst pieces of legislation introduced during the 2019 session.

It’s the second major assault on the state’s Open Records Laws, coupled with Sen. Danny Carroll’s Senate Bill 193.

KPA attorneys Jon Fleischaker and Andrea Aikin detailing the numerous issues with HB 387. The article appears in today’s (Friday’s) Courier-Journal.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2019/02/28/kentucky-politicians-protecting-themselves-with-public-records-bill/3015398002/

And here’s a Herald-Leader article from earlier this week, after Petrie presented his changes to the law and then had the Economic Development Committee approve the substitute language on an 11-5 vote, with three other members “passing.?

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article226856309.html

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