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Open records bill approved by S.D. House

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The South Dakota House passed a bill that sets up a procedure to resolve disputes over access to government records.…

The South Dakota House passed a bill that sets up a procedure to resolve disputes over access to government records. If a request is denied, the citizen may appeal to the state Office of Hearing Examiners for review to determine if the records should be released. The bill would make appealing denials quicker and less expensive.

SB186 has already passed in the state Senate, but heads back to the chamber for approval of any adjustments the House may have made.