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South Dakota Open Records Bill Fails to Clear House Committee

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· Story link A committee of the South Dakota House killed an open-records bill that would require the government to…

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A committee of the South Dakota House killed an open-records bill that would require the government to justify denying public access to documents. Opponents said the bill raised too many questions about how records dealing with personal information, public safety or other sensitive issues would be treated. Sponsor Sen. Nancy Turbak said that opposition from Gov. Mike Rounds helped kill the bill. (3/5/08)