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Five Most Common Sunshine Law Violations, According to MO Auditor

Michele Skalicky

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has identified the five most common Sunshine Law violations found in Missouri government. The list was compiled from audit reports issued between January 2014 and June 2015.

The top 5 violations are:

1. Closed meeting topics- Some issues discussed in closed meetings were not allowed by law.

2. Reasons for closed meetings- The reasons for closing a meeting and related votes were not adequately documented.

3. Meeting minutes- Minutes were not prepared for open meetings.

4. Public information policy- Policies were not in place to provide the public with access to documents and/or rates charged for providing information were inconsistent.

5. Review of minutes- Meeting minutes were not always approved in a timely manner.

Find the complete Sunshine Law summary report here.