Arizona Freedom of Information

The state of Arizona provides freedom of information through the Public Records Law and the Open Meetings Act.  The Arizona Public Records Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of all government bodies.  The law is defined under A.R.S. §39-.101 to 221.  The Arizona Open Meetings Act legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted.  A.R.S. §38-431 of the Arizona code define the law.  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act states, “It is the public policy of this state that meetings of public bodies be conducted openly and that notices and agendas be provided for such meetings which contain such information as is reasonably necessary to inform the public of the matters to be discussed or decided.  Toward this end, any person or entity charged with the interpretations of this article shall construe this article in favor of open and public meetings.”

 


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