Oklahoma Freedom of Information

The Oklahoma Open Records Act is provided under Title 51, Oklahoma Statutes §§ 24A.1 – 24A.30.  It is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in Oklahoma.  Pursuant to the Act, “as the Oklahoma Constitution recognizes and guarantees, all political power is inherent in the people.  Thus, it is the public policy of the State of Oklahoma that the people are vested with the inherent right to know and be fully informed about their government.”

Furthermore, the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act provides the methods by which public meetings are conducted.  Statutes 301-314 of the Oklahoma Statutes define the law.  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act states, “it is the public policy of the State of Oklahoma to encourage and facilitate an informed citizenry’s understanding of the governmental processes and governmental problems.”

 


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