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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Setting Records Response Time Limits

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· Story link Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen signed a new open records law that for the first time sets a…

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Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen signed a new open records law that for the first time sets a deadline for response to public records requests. The law gives records custodians seven days to respond or explain why they need more time. The old state law had no time limit. The new law also gives the state’s open records ombudsman some specific duties, including setting a fee structure for extensive records requests. (6/20/08)