Georgia Freedom of Information

In Georgia, the Open Records Law under O.C.G.A. §50-18-70 provides that public records are open to “any citizen of this state.”  Pursuant to the statute, people who are employees of nonresident corporations (corporations that are incorporated in a state other than Georgia) can exercise their rights under GORA even if s/he is doing so to share the information with his/her employer.  The Open Meetings Law under O.C.G.A. §50-14-1 defines meetings as any gathering of a quorum of members of a public body where business will be discussed or action will be taken.  The public must always have access to open meetings and are allowed to use visual and sound recording devices during open meetings.

 


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