Gov.Bryant signs new public record legislation.


A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 928 yesterday, and it becomes law July 1.

It says that when a person requests government records, a board or agency can only require reimbursement of costs incurred by the lowest-level employee competent to fulfill the request.

Some agencies have driven up the cost of public records by charging hourly fees for attorneys to examine them.

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