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2011 Binding PAC Opinions Index



  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-001 PDF document (Request for Review 2010 PAC 10242) (February 18, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Section 2.15 of FOIA Requires Disclosure of Arrest Reports.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-002 PDF document (Request for Review 2010 PAC 11568) (February 25, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Number of Police Officers Assigned to Districts.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-003 PDF document (Request for Reivew 2011 PAC 12170) (April 1, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Unduly Burdensome Requests: A Subsequent FOIA request cannot be deemed "unduly burdensome" unless the public body has either previously disclosed the requested records or properly denied the request.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-004 PDF document (Request for Review 2011 PAC 12406) (April 15, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT : Under Section 2.20 of FOIA, settlement agreements entered into by an intergovernmental risk management association or self-insurance pool on behalf of a public body are subject to disclosure. Section 7(1)(s) does not exempt from disclosure the amount of funds expended to settle a claim.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-005 PDF document (Request for Review 2011 PAC 11946) (April 18, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Section 7(1)(s) Exemption—Nerve Conduction Velocity Test results obtained with respect to workers’ compensation claims are not exempt from disclosure.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-006 PDF document (Request for Review 2011 PAC 15916) (November 15, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Public Records -- Electronic records relating to the transaction of public business are "public records" subject to disclosure under section 2(c) of FOIA notwithstanding that they are generated on public officials' private equipment and/or maintained on personal electronic accounts.
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 11-007 PDF document (Request for Review 2011 PAC 17220) (December 21, 2011)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: A public body's offer to allow the inspection of public records in response to a request for copies constitutes a violation of section 3(b) of FOIA.