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Delaware bill would set public records requests deadlines

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A Delaware House committee approved a bill giving public agencies 10 business days to respond to public records requests, Delaware…

A Delaware House committee approved a bill giving public agencies 10 business days to respond to public records requests, Delaware Online reported

The bill’s sponsor told the committee on Wednesday that the measure would help correct existing FOIA law in Delaware, which does not set a deadline for agencies to comply with FOIA requests. "Someone can file a request and it sits and sits and sits," said state Rep. Brad Bennett.

The bill will now be considered by the full Delaware House.