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February 7, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Bill aims to stop sealing of records

Article originally appeared on the Las Cruces Sun-News website on February 4, 2011 and was written by Steve Terrell, The New Mexican.

The recent revelation that former Gov. Bill Richardson ordered his office records sealed for eight years prompted a freshman legislator to introduce a measure that would reverse a 1967 law that allows state officials to keep their documents secret for years. Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, said his House Bill 368 would make sure that outgoing officials don’t get away with sealing public documents along with personal files they donate to the state archives. [link to full article]

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