Updating and improving Missouri Sunshine and Records retention laws are the main focus behind two pieces of legislation progressing through this year’s General Assembly. Attorney General Josh Hawley, Monday, encouraged State lawmakers to act quickly on House bills 2523 and 2524…both of which would strengthen enforcement of the Sunshine Law by establishing more transparency within the A-G’s office. Also keeping a close eye on the progress of the bills is Jean Maneke from the Missouri Press Association.
The two bills are sponsored by St. Louis-area representatives David Gregory and Jean Evans. Both were most recently referred to the General Laws committee and the subjects of a public hearing conducted on Monday.