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Attorney General's Media Advisory

August 2013

Attorney General’s Office to offer Sunshine Law Workshop in Fredericktown on September 19, 2013

Jefferson City, Mo. — A free workshop pertaining to the Missouri Sunshine Law will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Black River Electric Cooperative, 2600 Highway 67, Fredericktown, Mo. 63645.  The evening workshop will provide government officials with the support they need to be well informed in conducting their business in a way that brings transparency and fairness to all aspects of government. 

The 60 minute presentation will be conducted by Tom Durkin, Public Education Director for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.  All interested citizens, elected officials and members of boards and commissions are invited to attend.

 Topics covered in the presentation will include:

  • Who does the Sunshine Law apply to?
  • What is a public meeting?
  • What is a public record?
  • Liberal construction of the law;
  • Procedures and limitations for closing meetings and records;
  • Appointing a custodian of records; and
  • Fees for copying public records.

For additional information regarding this presentation contact Tom Durkin at the Missouri Attorney General's Office (573) 751-8843 or Rebecca Hunter, Madison County Health Department.

The Attorney General's Office also offers a free booklet containing a summary of the Sunshine Law, frequently asked questions, interpretations of the law and sample forms for public governmental bodies. If you would like to order publications, call 573-751-8844 or submit your request online.

All media inquiries should be directed to the Press Secretary.

E-mail      Phone: 573-751-8844         Fax: 573-751-5818

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