Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Distribution of Updated Open Records and Meetings Materials to Local Officials
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his office is distributing an update to more than 1400 public officials concerning the open meeting and open records laws. Those receiving the updated information include all county judge/executives and mayors, all school superintendents, all public university presidents, and their legal counsel. This distribution is statutorily required when either the open records or open meetings laws is amended. It is aimed at enhancing public officials’ understanding of the law and ensuring open government.
On July 15, 2008, the open meetings law was amended to permit public agencies to send notice of special meetings to agency members and media organizations by email if the members or media organizations have filed a written request with the agency indicating a preference for email notification.
Public officials who receives the open meetings and open records update from the Attorney General are required by law to distribute the information to all elected and appointed officials and members within the county, city, school district or university they represent, and to certify compliance with the Attorney General. The update will reach several thousand state and local officials and promote compliance with the open records and open meetings law in Kentucky.