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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Freedom of Information Law...

Robert Freeman, Executive Director for the Committee on Open Government has several videos available on the Dept. of State website.

Here is just a sample of what is available regarding the Freedom of Information Law.

The law allows anyone to request documents by email to the government agency's Records Access Manager. You also have the right to request that records be sent to you electronically if the government agency has the ability to do so. Records sent electronically are FREE!

Requests by Email

For documents that are easily accessed, the FOI Law provides that the agency has five (5) business days to make them available in response to a FOIL request. For record requests that are more complex, the agency has up to an additional twenty (20)business days to make the records available, but you must be notified within the 5 business days the exact date the records will be made available to you.

Time Limits for Response

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