sunshine laws
n.
Laws requiring governmental agencies and departments to open their meetings to the public and make records of those meetings available to the public.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sunshine laws
Statutes that provide public access to government agency meetings and records.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sunshine laws
n. Statutes that require governmental and municipal bodies to conduct public proceedings, and to submit records to examination by the public.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


sunshine laws
Statutes that mandate that meetings of governmental agencies and departments be open to the public at large.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sunshine laws
Statutes that mandate that meetings of governmental agencies and departments be open to the public at large.

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