Meetings Access - Legislature

Court's dismissal of Dorworth's public meetings charge upheld September 2015 (39:09), p. 1

House holds closed meeting June 2015 (39:06), p.1

Sunshine law charge dropped against former Florida House Rep December 2014 (38.12), p.1

Tri-State negotiations with private utilities kept confidential (Washington) June 2008 (32:6), p. 2

Legislator kicks photographer (Denver, Co.) April 2008 (32:4), p. 2

Bush moves FOIA ombudsperson (Washington, D.C.) March 2008 (32:3), p. 1

"Sunshine" should shine just as bright on Florida Legislature December 2007 (31:12), The Back Page

Lobbyist law survives injunction. August 2006 (30:8), p. 2

2006 Legislative Review. July 2006 (30:7), p. 3-5

The Public has the power to keep government open. July 2006 (30:7), The Back Page

Florida Legislature approves 14 new access exemptions during session. (Annual FOI Report 2004) p. 1

Legislature in Review: We laughed, we cried. August 2003 (27:8), The Back Page

House attorney challenges AGO. (Tallahassee) July 2003 (27:7), p. 1

Florida Senate committee holds secret meeting (Tallahassee) April 2003 (27:4), p. 1

Attorney General tackles Internet issues, July 2002 (26:7), p. 2B

Senate changes rules to allow secrecy, July 2002 (26:7), p. 1B

Amendment would require two-thirds vote, July 2002 (26:7), p. 1B

Legislature approves 15 new access exemptions, July 2002 (26:7), p. 1B

Legislature to debate more than 40 Sunshine bills (Tallahassee) January 2002 (26:1), p. 4

New rules allow secret meetings (Tallahassee) December 2001, (25:12), p. 3

Legislature passes 15 new exemptions during session (Tallahassee), July 2001 (25:7), p. 5

Former legislator faces Sunshine Law trial (Miami), July 2001 (25:7), p. 4

Airport authority asks Legislature to keep records secret, March 2000, (24:3), p. 1

Conflict Resolution Act allows private settlements, February 2000, (24:2), p. 1

Butterworth: exemptions to be construed narrowly, August 1999, (23:8), p. 2

Legislative Review: Legislators pass new exemptions to state access laws (Tallahassee), July 1999 (23:6), p. 3

Senate leaders apologize for mistake (Tallahassee), June 1999 (23:6), p. 1

Legislative Review: Special Report (Tallahassee), March 1999 (23:3), p. 3

Florida legislature enacts several exemptions to access laws (Tallahassee), July 1998 (22:7), p. 1 (Special report included)

Rules don’t guarantee legislative council meetings will be open, March 1997 (21:3), p. 1

Florida lawmakers meet secretly during health care debate, May 1994 (18:5), p. 2

Lawmakers pledge to seal loophole, December 1993 (17:11), p. 2

Sunshine exemption proposed for real estate negotiations (Port Charlotte), August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 2

Official expects cities to propose new exemptions, January 1993 (17:1), p. 2

Legislators overrule residents’ refusal to open board meetings (Sun City Center), May 1992 (16:5), p. 2

Journalist recalls beginnings of openness in Legislature (analysis by Mark Silva), July 1991 (15:7), p. 6

Opinion clarified on election forums, March 1991 (15:3), p. 1

Voters sanction Legislature-in-the-Sunshine, November 1990 (14:9), p. 1

State tax reform panel decides to debate, meet with lobbyists out of Sunshine, August-September 1990 (14:7), p. 2

Legislative Sunshine on ballot, June 1990 (14:5), p. 1

House committee approves Legislative Sunshine amendment, May 1990 (14:4), p. 2

Amendment would open selection process, April 1990 (14:3), p. 2

Bill fails that would have closed searches for university leaders, April 1990 (14:3), p. 1

Senate approves proposal for open-meeting amendment, April 1990 (14:3), p. 1

Ethics commission flips on lobby issue, March 1990 (14:2), p. 2

Senator files bill to shade searches, March 1990 (14:2), p. 2

Bill would open financing plans to public (Melbourne), February 1990 (14:1), p. 2

Amendment proposed to open legislature, February 1990 (14:1), p. 2

Press pays for access to Legislature’s special session, October 1989 (13:9), p. 2

Judge rules inquiry into shooting open (Kissimmee), July 1989 (13:70), p. 1

Legislature to keep accident reports open, May 1989 (13:5), p. 2

Poll shows strong Sunshine support, May 1989 (13:5), p. 1

Senate committee votes to place Sunshine amendment on ballot, May 1989 (13:5), p. 1

House approves open-government bill, May 1989 (13:5), p. 1

Amendment key to open Legislature (analysis by Pat Frank), April 1989 (13:4), p. 4

Panel adopts tough PSC ethics code, April 1989 (13:4), p. 1

Senate votes to allow more openness, April 1989 (13:4), p. 1

Proposal aims at executive branch lobbyists, March 1989 (13:3), p. 2

Panel urges PSC-utility meeting openness, March 1989 (13:3), p. 2

House speaker sees limit to access, November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 1

Support for legislative sunshine grows, November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 1

Panel to study opening legislature, October 1988 (12:8), p. 1

Sunshine bills stalled at session end, June 1988 (12:5), p. 1

Court: Budget meetings are not open to public (Tampa), May 1988 (12:4), p. 2

Legislature in the Sunshine revisited, May 1988 (12:4), p. 1

House considers closed meetings for local boards, attorneys, May 1988 (12:4), p. 1

Sunshine, open records laws face challenges; Legislature may weigh new exemptions from each, January-February 1988 (12:1), p. 1

Appeal court upholds ruling for press; labor negotiations subject to Sunshine Law, December 1987 (11:10), p. 1

Appeal court reverses order; Sunshine law ‘broadly construed’, December 1987 (11:10), p. 1

Drive begins for constitutional amendment to extend Sunshine Law to Florida Legislature, August-September 1987 (11:7), p. 1

Legislature passes Sunshine exemption for officials and lawyers; bill sent to governor, June 1987 (11:5), p. 1

Legislature considers Sunshine exemption for government officials and their lawyers, May 1987 (11:4), p. 2