Under legislation approved unanimously today in the House Government Modernization Committee, open records requests concerning any state entity could be made on a single online site.
House Bill 2379, by state Rep. Josh Cockroft, would authorize the chief information officer to create and maintain openrecords.ok.gov, where the public could make open records requests. The chief information officer would then make the requested documents available on data.ok.gov.
“This legislation would make filing open record requests more straightforward,” said Cockroft (R-Tecumseh). “My bill would cut through the bureaucracy. Our goal is to make state government as transparent as we can.”
House Bill 2379 now proceeds to the House floor for consideration.