April 21, 2015
Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 324 into law, sharply increasing fines for violations of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Fines for regular violations would rise from $50 to $250; fines for knowing violations would rise from $500 to $1,500; and fines for knowing, repeated violations would rise from $500 to $2,500.
From Eye on Boise/The Spokesman-Review
April 1, 2015
Kootenai County now has a consistent, uniform policy to ensure public records requests are processed and handled according to state laws and court rules.
From the Coeur d’Alene Press
March 30, 2015
City officials in northern Idaho say they voted illegally four times over the past year.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Genesee city councilors acknowledged their actions during a special March 26 meeting. The four-member panel then voided its most recent email vote, which involved a lease agreement with the Latah County Library District.
From AP/Lewiston Tribune
- Wasden: Under Idaho Public Records Law, Clinton emails would be available
- Otter: Open government is fundamental
- Southeast Idaho couple learns the steep cost of government access
- Bateman’s retooled bill to raise fines for open meeting law violations wins support
- North Idaho rep leads opposition to raising fines for Open Meeting Law violations
- Family launches fundraiser to pay for public records access