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2013 Binding PAC Opinions Index



  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-001 PDF document (Request for Review 2012 PAC 22708) (February 21, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-002 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 22987) (April 16, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action on Matters Not Included in Agenda
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-003 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23177) (April 23, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action at Closed Session Prohibited
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-004 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23366) (April 24, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-005 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 22996) (April 29, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-006 PDF document (Requests for Review 2013 PAC 23358 and 2013 PAC 23376) (May 13, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Secret Ballots Prohibited
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-007 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23488) (May 21, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action at Closed Session Prohibited; Duty to Record Closed Meetings; Summary of Discussion Required in Minutes
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-008 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23545) (May 28, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Requirement to Record and Enter Into Closed Meeting Minutes Basis for Finding that Litigation is Probable or Imminent
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-009 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23495) (June 4, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-010 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23604) (June 4, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Requirement to Publicly Recite Nature of Matter Being Considered and Other Information to Adequately Inform the Public of the Business Being Conducted Before Taking Final Action
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-011 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23559) (June 11, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Records Relating to a Public Body's Internal Investigation into an Employee's Conduct
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-012 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 23857) (July 3, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Records in the Possession of the Governing Body of a Charter School that Pertain to Public Business Are Public Records
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-013 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 24760) (July 29, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Furnish Non-Exempt Records and to Issue a Written Denial For Any Records Not Provided
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-014 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 24845) (September 5, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: A Public Body's Special Meeting Held Approximately 26 Miles from its Ordinary Meeting Location is Not "Convenient and Open" to the Public
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-015 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 24905) (September 24, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Statistical Data is Not Exempt from Disclosure under Section 7(1)(f) of FOIA
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-016 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 25078) (September 24, 2013)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Duty to Inform the Public of the Nature of the Business under Consideration Prior to Taking Final Action
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-017 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 25483) (November 12, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Provide "Clear and Convincing "Evidence to Support Assertion of Exemptions; Possibility of Obtaining Public Records through Discovery Does Not Preclude FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 13-018 PDF document (Request for Review 2013 PAC 25736) (December 3, 2013)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Public Records in the Possession of a Contractor Performing a Governmental Function for a Public Body Are Public Records of the Public Body; A Public Body May Not Charge a Requester Fees for the Contractor to Locate and Retrieve Such Public Records in a Non-Commercial Request