As KLC previously reported, House Bill 312, which significantly amends the Kentucky Open Records Act, took effect on June 29, 2021. In compliance with the directives in House Bill 312, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed emergency administrative regulations on the effective date that adopt a standardized open request form for use by public agencies.
Public agencies cannot require citizens of the commonwealth requesting public records to use the form to submit requests; instead, public agencies must accept requests submitted in any form if they contain the following information:
Additionally, the Office of the Attorney General updated The Kentucky Open Records and Open Meetings Acts: A Guide for the Public and Public Agencies. KLC will provide more information regarding this publication in a subsequent article.