MD SB758 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 3 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-06 - Hearing 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing the intent of the General Assembly that each official custodian adopt a policy to use the Internet and other technological advancements to expand remote access to public records and increase the transparency of government; requiring the Public Information Act Compliance Board to receive, review, and resolve certain complaints alleging that a custodian unreasonably failed to waive a fee under certain circumstances; altering the minimum fee charged under which the Board has authority to review a complaint from $350 to $200; etc.

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Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)



2020-02-06SenateHearing 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
2020-02-03SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings and Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB401 (Crossfiled) 2020-01-27 - Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary) and Hearing canceled (Health and Government Operations)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
General Provisions4101(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4103(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-04(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions41A-05(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4205(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4206(n/a)See Bill Text
General Provisions4362(n/a)See Bill Text

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