Minnesota State Law Library
Legal Topics: Data Practices Act and Open Meeting Law
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Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, Government Data Practices, Chapter 13D, Open Meeting Law; Topics Government Data and Open Meeting Law
Resources on Data Practices in Minnesota:
Access to Information, from the Minnesota Department of Administration
Arnold, Jason Ross Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promise and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws (U. Kan. Press 2014) KF5753 .A976 2014.
Requesting Information, from the Minnesota Department of Administration
Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: An Overview, from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives
Government Data Practices Summary, from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives
Webinar: Shedding Light on the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, from the League of Minnesota Cities.
Webinar: Data Privacy--Legal Risks, Mitigation, and Response for Municipalites, from the League of Minnesota Cities.
Resources on Open Meetings in Minnesota:
About Public Meetings, from the Minnesota Department of Administration
Open Meeting Law Summary, from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives, revised October 2014
Note: Minn. Stat. §13.90 excludes the judiciary from the Data Practices Act. This third branch of government has its own Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch.
Related Topics: Freedom of Information Act
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