Reform Maryland's Public Information Act

TransparencyMaryland’s Public Information Act is 45 years old. In this digital age when limitless information is only a click away, there is no excuse to keep Marylanders in the dark.

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Yes! I support reforms to Maryland’s Public Information Act that would

  • Limit and standardize fees that governments charge for PIA requests. Inconsistent fees are sometimes so high they deter reasonable requests.
     
  • Improve oversight by requiring faster PIA responses and designating a Citizen Access Compliance Board to hear appeals.
     
  • Close loopholes in its exemptions by making official documents of entities receiving tax credits or direct subsidies public and establishing a “balance test” to determine whether exemptions are in the public interest. 


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