Missouri's commitment to openness in government
Missouri's Sunshine Law is the embodiment of Missouri's commitment to openness in government. And Chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri is the foundation of what has become known as Missouri's Sunshine Law.
Missouri Sunshine Law
The Missouri Sunshine Law portion of the Attorney General's website is a resource to help Missourians understand Missouri Sunshine Law and its implications for Missouri's public and quasi-public governmental bodies, members of those bodies, those that conduct business with a public governmental body and private citizens.
In particular, this website contains:
- A summary of the Missouri Sunshine Law, in plain English so that non-lawyers can understand Chapter 610 of the Revised Stautes of Missouri
- An indexed text of RSMo Chapter 610, so that lawyers and others can easily locate relevant portions of the Sunshine Law
- Court decisions and Attorney General opinions that are relevant to the interpretation of Missouri Sunshine Law.
- Sample language for documents that relate to Sunshine requests and complying with Sunshine Law.
- The top ten list of things that you should know about Missouri Sunshine Law.
- Frequently asked questions about Missouri Sunshine Law, indexed by topic, so that you can find the answer to your question quickly.
- A Printable PDF form to file a complaint about a Sunshine Law violation.
- A simple online form to request that one of our Assistant Attorneys General speak to your group about the Sunshine Law.
Other Sunshine Law Resources
The Attorney General's Office Missouri Sunshine Law publication is available in pdf format.
SUNSHINE WEEK web site, featuring news, tools and resources relating to "Open Government"
The federal government also has a sunshine law requiring public governmental bodies to open their meetings and records to the public. Find out more about the Freedom of Information Act and how to investigate that law further.
The official text of Chapter 610, Revised Statutes of Missouri.