1-27-1.3 Liberal construction of public access to public records law--Certain criminal investigatio...
Liberal construction of public access to public records law--Certain criminal
investigation and contract negotiation records exempt.
The provisions of §§ 1-27-1 to 1-27-1.15,
inclusive, and 1-27-4 shall be liberally construed whenever any state, county, or political subdivision
fiscal records, audit, warrant, voucher, invoice, purchase order, requisition, payroll, check, receipt,
or other record of receipt, cash, or expenditure involving public funds is involved in order that the
citizens of this state shall have the full right to know of and have full access to information on the
public finances of the government and the public bodies and entities created to serve them. Use of
funds as needed for criminal investigatory/confidential informant purposes is not subject to this
section, but any budgetary information summarizing total sums used for such purposes is public.
Records which, if disclosed, would impair present or pending contract awards or collective
bargaining negotiations are exempt from disclosure.
Source: SL 2009, ch 10, § 4.