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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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