Improved access to records in Oregon

Oregon’s open records law was significantly improved recently.

The improvements are that now:

…the public body receiving the request shall respond as soon as practicable and without unreasonable delay.

However, there is still no set time period for a response.

The second improvement is language that clarifies that “records created or collected by an attorney…are not exempt from disclosure” unless, and to the extent that, they include legal advice.

The Better Government Project tracks open government in Oregon.

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