Rep. Paul Baumbach’s HB 75 would now require all agencies and institutions that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) respond to requests for information from non-Delawareans. These agencies and institutions can charge out of state requesters higher fees than we good and superior Delawareans. Rep. Baumbach has also already introduced an Amendment that would require that all public bodies that are subject to the provisions of FOIA, and meet 4 or fewer times per year, electronically post draft minutes of open public meetings, identified as “draft minutes,” to the designated State website approved by the Secretary of State within 20 working days after the conclusion of the meeting.
SPONSORS: Baumbach, Sokola, Bonini, Potter, Hudson, Paradee, Ramone
HISTORY: Placed in the House Administration Committee.
STATUS: Waiting on a hearing in committee.