Maine LD 303: An Act To Improve Communications Regarding Executive Sessions

LD 303 (subjects: FREEDOM OF ACCESS , RECORD CONFIDENTIALITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=303&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 Senate Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/10/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Improve Communications Regarding Executive Sessions

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 7070-B is enacted to read:

7070-B. Executive session; waiver of confidentiality

Notwithstanding any provision of sections 7070 and 7070-A to the contrary, records and information related to an executive session regarding a particular employee that would otherwise be confidential are public if that employee publicly discloses information about the matter discussed in the executive session, but only as such records and information relate directly to that employee.

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 503, sub- 4 is enacted to read:

4. Waiver of confidentiality. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary, records and information related to an executive session regarding a particular employee that would otherwise be confidential are public if that employee publicly discloses information about the matter discussed in the executive session, but only as such records and information relate directly to that employee.

Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA 2702, sub- 4 is enacted to read:

4. Waiver of confidentiality. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary, records and information related to an executive session regarding a particular employee that would otherwise be confidential are public if that employee publicly discloses information about the matter discussed in the executive session, but only as such records and information relate directly to that employee.

SUMMARY

This bill allows public disclosure of otherwise confidential records and information related to an executive session regarding a public employee when that employee publicly discloses information about the matter discussed in that executive session. This bill applies to records and information held by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Human Resources for an employee of the executive or legislative branch, as well as records and information held by a county or municipality.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 303 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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