Text of open meetings law

Open Meetings Law Listed below is the complete text of the law as of July 2016. Click here for a more detailed and annotated version of the statutes. Annotations are useful references to case law and opinions of the Attorney General that can help explain a passage. Wisconsin Open Meetings Law Wis. Stat. § 19.81-19.98 […]

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Text of open records law

Public Records Law Listed below is the complete text of the law as of July 2016. Click here for a more detailed and annotated version of the statutes. Annotations are useful references to case law and opinions of the Attorney General that can help explain a passage. Wis. Stat. § 19.31-19.39 (2016) 19.31 Declaration of […]

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Case law

Adell v Sullivan (Court of Appeals, 1997) Denying damages and costs to a prison inmate who alleged the Racine Correctional Institute withheld documents and responded too slowly to a request for records. Atlas Transit v Korte (Court of Appeals, 2001) Upholding lower court’s balancing of interests in favor of a school system’s release of bus […]

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“Formal” Open Records Opinions

  McNamara/June 10, 1994 (Discussion of whether final deliberations and approval of contract ratification must be conducted in open session). Pelrine/Feb. 25, 1992 (Regarding closed session discussions of hiring of public employee). Ott/Nov. 18, 1991(Analyzing the law’s definitions of governmental bodies and quasi-governmental corporations). Besadny/April 28, 1989 (Applicability of law to advisory committees). Risser/Dec. 19, […]

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