Bill Strengthening Oregon’s State Open Records Law Signed by Governor

On Wednesday, March 18, Governor Kate Brown (D) signed Senate Bill 386 into law.

SB386 will strengthen Oregon’s freedom of information statute (FOIA) by making permanent an exemption from disclosure of personal identifying information of those in animal research at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).  Prior to this new law, the exemption from state open records laws had to be renewed every five years in the legislature.

To learn more about your state's open records laws and to see what can be improved, please click here to read NABR's "FOIA in Your State" analysis.