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Meeting at Maine Statehouse on Penalties for Violations of Maine's Freedom of Information Act.

NOTICE OD A MEETING AT THE STATEHOUSE ABOUT PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE MAINE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT:
I recently posted in the Boothbay Register public forum concerning the secret agreement between the Boothbay selectmen and Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens Inc, opining that it violates due process provided in Maine's Freedom of Information Act- and posted this section from that act:
Title 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 13: PUBLIC RECORDS AND PROCEEDINGSSubchapter 1: FREEDOM OF ACCESS§407. Decisions
1. Conditional approval or denial. Every agency shall make a written record of every decision involving the conditional approval or denial of an application, license, certificate or any other type of permit. The agency shall set forth in the record the reason or reasons for its decision and make finding of the fact, in writing, sufficient to appraise the applicant and any interested member of the public of the basis for the decision. A written record or a copy thereof shall be kept by the agency and made available to any interested member of the public who may wish to review it.
[ 1975, c. 758, (NEW) .]
http://www.mainelegislature..
Today I received an email notice of a meeting about the penalties for violating the Freedom of Information Act taking place on April 26:
Here it is 
Good morning,

The Right to Know Advisory Committee will hold a subcommittee meeting to discuss penalties under the Freedom of Access Act on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00am in Room 437 (Veterans and Legal Affairs) of the State House. We are finalizing the agenda for the meeting and will send it along as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Legal Extern
Public Access Division
Office of the Attorney General
6 State House Station | Augusta, ME 04333
adam.bohanan@maine.gov | www.maine.gov/foaa

Correspondence to and from this address is considered a public record and may be subject to a request under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. Information that you wish to keep confidential should not be included in email correspondence.


If you are interested in protecting the public's right to know,please attend and spread the word !

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