Dog owner data is public once again, hunters and fishers can go undercover, and when soliciting a prostitute goes on your driving record: public records highlights
As I usually do, Whistleblower pored through the latest newsletter of the state Department of Administration’s Information Policy Analysis Division within minutes of it landing in my inbox. The division is the main agency that weighs in on what’s public and what’s not when it comes to state records. The Legislature didn’t pass a general data practices bill this session, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t tinker with the law. As usual, most of the changes are about information sharing between agencies and making more information secret.
To wit: names, addresses, driver’s license numbers and dates of birth of hunters and fisherpeople will no longer be public: