The statutes 45-215 to 45-223 passed by the Kansas legislature define the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA). It is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Kansas. The basis of the law is that it “is declared to be the public policy of the state that public records shall be open for inspection by any person.” In 2009, the Kansas legislature extended 30 exceptions to the Kansas Open Records Act. The extension expires in 2014. Moreover, the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) under statutes 75-4317 to 75-4320 of the Kansas legislature legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted.