Bateman’s retooled bill to raise fines for open meeting law violations wins support

The House State Affairs Committee gave a far different reception this morning to Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, for his new version of legislation to raise the fines for violations of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Bateman modified his proposal to raise the fines from the current $50 to $250; and from the current $500 to $1,500 for knowing violations, and to $2,500 for repeated knowing violations.

From Eye on Boise/The Spokesman-Review

North Idaho rep leads opposition to raising fines for Open Meeting Law violations

When Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, today proposed sharply increasing fines for violating the Idaho Open Meeting Law, he ran into a buzz saw of opposition from members of the House State Affairs Committee, led by Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens.

From The Spokesman-Review

Family launches fundraiser to pay for public records access

An eastern Idaho family has launched an online fundraising effort to help cover the estimated $1,235 cost to get public records about the Idaho State University president’s residence.

From the Associated Press/Idaho State Journal

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